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Frost damage on a vine / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Aid promised for fruit and wine growers

Just over a month after the immense frost damage, the Saxon Environment Minister has promised financial aid for Saxony's fruit and winegrowing businesses. "I am firmly committed to Saxon fruit and wine growing. There will be decisive aid," said Wolfram Günther (Greens) according to a press release o ..

A police emergency vehicle with flashing blue lights / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa

Police search for escaped bull and warn the public

The police are warning people in Oberwiesenthal (Erzgebirgskreis) about an escaped bull. According to the police, it became known on Monday that the 600-kilogram white and yellow spotted bull had escaped. The animal is said to have wandered into a wooded area above a quarry between Hammerunterwiesen ..

Cattle are led through the agricultural trade fair "agra". / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Agra 2024 opens: Focus on the future of agriculture

The future of agriculture is on the minds of farmers and politicians at the Agra 2024 agricultural exhibition, which kicked off in Leipzig on Thursday. "The focus is very much on agriculture right now. This also has a lot to do with the farmers' protests we have seen in recent months," said Saxony's ..

A farmer drives a tractor across a rapeseed field in front of a wind turbine / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Increase in the number of organic farms

The trend in agriculture towards switching from conventional to organic farming is also continuing in Saxony. The number of farms with organic livestock farming also increased in 2023.

Saxony's Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther speaks at a press conference after the cabinet meeting / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Several associations reject agricultural structure law

Several Saxon agricultural associations reject the draft agricultural structure law from the house of Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther (Greens). The Saxon State Farmers' Association (SLB) and other interest groups announced in Dresden on Friday that a legal course was needed to support farmers a ..

The Saxon Energy Minister Wolfram Günther / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

A good 70 million euros for the future of agriculture

In the next three years, investments in agriculture in Saxony will be funded with more than 70 million euros. Projects in animal and plant production, processing and marketing, the digitalization of business processes and the establishment of agroforestry systems will be supported, the Ministry of A ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, speaks at the 2nd Saxon Farmers' Day in the Volkshaus Döbeln / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Kretschmer in favor of reducing bureaucracy in agriculture

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer wants to relieve farmers of unnecessary bureaucracy. European standards must be adhered to, but the additional German regulations must be abolished, said the CDU politician at the start of the 2nd Saxon Farmers' Day in Döbeln on Friday. This was the onl ..

Farmers with around 125 tractors from the group, Weckruf Bauer Luzern, demonstrate at a rally for fair prices and more appreciation for farmers. / Photo: Urs Flueeler/KEYSTONE/dpa

Farmers protest in Poland against EU agricultural policy

German, Polish and Czech farmers demonstrated together on the Polish side of the border crossing near Bogatynia on Saturday against EU agricultural policy and the import of cheap agricultural products from Ukraine. As the chairman of the "Land Creates Connection" initiative announced on site on Satu ..

Farmers block the Elbe bridge with tractors. On Saturday, German, Polish and Czech farmers demonstrated together against the EU's agricultural policy / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Farmers protest in Poland against EU agricultural policy

German, Polish and Czech farmers demonstrated together on the Polish side of the border crossing near Bogatynia on Saturday against EU agricultural policy and the import of cheap agricultural products from Ukraine. As the chairman of the "Land Creates Connection" initiative announced on site on Satu ..

Grapes hanging in front of the Belvedere viewpoint at the Schloss Wackerbarth state winery / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Nine wineries promote Saxon wine at trade fair

Saxon winegrowers will be promoting fine wines from the region at the international trade fair "ProWein" (March 10 to 12). "The trade fair offers an excellent opportunity to introduce Saxony's excellent wine products to a knowledgeable trade audience," said Thomas Horn, Managing Director of Saxony's ..

Farmers demonstrate on the highway bridge near Grimma / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa/Archivbild

Government wants better exchange with farmers

The Saxon government wants to pay more attention to the concerns of farmers and maintain a better exchange with their interest groups. On Friday, the Ministry of Agriculture held the kick-off meeting for a dialog aimed at supplementing existing discussion formats. In addition to Agriculture Minister ..

A bucket filled with grapes of the Riesling variety / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Symbolic image

More and more small winegrowers in Saxony are giving up

The number of small winegrowers in Saxony continues to decline. As the State Environment Agency announced in Dresden on Friday, more than 2000 of them have thrown in the towel in the past 20 years. While there were 3652 small winegrowers in 2007, by 2023 there were only 1301. One reason for this is ..

At shepherd Wolfgang Görne's dairy sheep farm in Bennewitz-Pausitz, a lamb just a few hours old lies in a bucket during weighing / Photo: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa

Peak season for lambs: Wolves remain a problem

Saxony's shepherds currently have their hands full at the height of the lambing season. On average, each sheep has one to two young. According to the Saxon Sheep and Goat Breeders' Association, the current price for lamb (live) is between 3.55 and 3.60 euros. However, it could still rise if demand i ..

The Havel meadows near Schmergow in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark are almost completely under water due to the long period of rain / Photo: Georg Moritz/dpa

Wet fields cause problems for farmers

Permanent rain and large amounts of water are causing problems for some farmers in Brandenburg. Especially in the lowlands, "nothing is working at the moment", said farmer Peter de Vries from Werder (Havel). Work such as rolling and harrowing the fields is not possible and some of the fields are no ..

Michael Kretschmer (r, CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Kretschmer calls agricultural cuts a "list of cruelties"

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has once again spoken out against the German government's planned cuts to agricultural diesel. "I have promised that we will not agree to this reduction in the Bundesrat on Friday," said the CDU politician ahead of the foreign cabinet meeting in Oschatz ..

Farmers gather / Photo: Christophe Ena/AP/dpa

Farmers demonstrate in Magdeburg

Under the slogan "Too much is too much", hundreds of farmers and foresters from several federal states protested against the federal government's budget policy in Magdeburg on Sunday afternoon. Many demonstrators drove to Magdeburg Cathedral Square on tractors, honking their horns loudly. Signs and ..

Farmers gather / Photo: Christophe Ena/AP/dpa

Farmers demonstrate in Magdeburg

Under the slogan "Too much is too much", hundreds of farmers and foresters from several federal states protested against the federal government's budget policy in Magdeburg on Sunday afternoon. Many demonstrators drove to Magdeburg Cathedral Square on tractors, honking their horns loudly. Signs and ..

Saxony's Environment and Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Saxony's farmers receive overdue EU subsidies

The conflict over EU subsidies for Saxon farmers has finally been settled. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the payments have been credited to the farms' accounts since Friday. The federal treasury had transferred them on Thursday. Specifically, this involves around 241 million euros for ar ..

Wolfram Günther (Alliance 90/The Greens), Environment Minister of Saxony, sits in a press conference after the foreign cabinet meeting of the Saxon state government / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Günther: Food industry in a stable position

Saxony's Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther (Greens) has attested to the good development of the food industry in the state. The industry is in a stable position, but has had turbulent years behind it, he said on Monday at the Green Week in Berlin. "Extreme weather, increased input prices and the ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Kretschmer invites farmers' representatives to the cabinet

Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has invited representatives of farmers to the cabinet meeting next Tuesday. The state government is talking to farmers - the federal government must do the same, he explained in a statement on Thursday. "We need a policy of listening and mutual understanding." ..

A tractor pulls a plow and harrow across a harvested field / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Farmers warn against selling off agriculture

Farmers from Saxony demonstrated on Thursday against the excessive influence of foreign investors on agriculture. The background to this was a public hearing on the state government's draft agricultural structure law. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft Mitteldeutschland (ABL) wanted t ..

"When farmer in need threatens hunger" stands behind a toy tractor during a protest demonstration / Photo: Sebastian Christoph Gollnow/dpa

Farmers' protests registered all week in Bautzen district

Saxony's farmers are planning to vent their displeasure at the subsidy cuts planned by the federal government throughout the week. In the district of Bautzen, blockades have been announced for the coming days at the highway entrances, the district office announced on Monday. As a result, restriction ..

"Competence in politics!" demands a banner during a blockade by farmers at the Leipzig Ost highway exit on the A14. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Farmers continue to demonstrate in Saxony: motorcade planned

Farmers want to continue demonstrating against subsidy cuts in Saxony on Monday. This may lead to traffic restrictions, as the Chemnitz police announced on Monday. According to the police, there will be protests in the Erzgebirge district in particular: in the Drebach district of Spinnerei, in Annab ..

People walking through a hall at the International Green Week 2023 / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa

Saxony's agricultural and food sector at the Green Week in Berlin

38 companies and associations from Saxony are presenting their products and innovations at the Green Week in Berlin, including eight certified organic farms. Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther emphasizes the importance of the trade fair for regional value creation and climate protection.

A cardboard with the inscription "For our future... For our children...No more traffic lights". / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Freeway ramps blocked again in Saxony

Farmers continued their protests against the federal government on Friday. According to the police, numerous slip roads onto the A4, A13, A14 and A72 freeways were once again blocked in the morning. There were also protests on federal highways such as the B173 in St. Egidien and the B93 in Zwickau. ..

Tractors block a driveway. / Photo: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa/Archivbild

Farmers block warehouse access roads

Farmers in the district of Meißen have continued the nationwide farmers' protests by blocking the entrances to a logistics company and a food warehouse. The access road to the logistics company in Radeburg is now free again, the police announced on Thursday. The blockade of the central warehouse of ..

A tractor is reflected in a rear-view mirror / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa

Farmers block highway access roads on the A4 and A72

Saxon farmers continued their protests against the federal government's austerity measures on Thursday. Around 300 tractors were on the road across the state, said Robert Erdmann from the LSV (Land schafft Verbindung) association in the morning. According to the statement, slip roads on the A4 in th ..

A tractor drives over the Carola Bridge as part of the farmers' association's action week / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Thousands of farmers with tractors at rally in Dresden

Numerous farmers and supporters demonstrated against the federal government's austerity plans in Dresden on Wednesday. According to the Land schafft Verbindung association, around 4,000 tractors from surrounding cities drove to the Saxon state capital, and there were thousands of participants. The p ..

Armin Schuster (CDU), Minister of the Interior of Saxony, takes part in the session in the state parliament / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Interior Minister Schuster defends farmers' protests

Saxony's Interior Minister Armin Schuster (CDU) has defended the protests of farmers against the planned cuts in subsidies. There is good cooperation, said the CDU politician on Tuesday in Dresden. It was a case of "pure democracy", said the minister. It was also not the case that the farmers' prote ..

Frozen grapes lie in a trough for the ice wine harvest in a vineyard of the Saxon Winegrowers' Cooperative / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Thanks to icy temperatures: night-time ice wine harvest

In the freezing cold, employees of the Meißen winegrowers' cooperative harvested frozen grapes for ice wine on Tuesday night. Grapes of the Cabernet Blanc variety were harvested on around 3000 square meters at just under minus eleven degrees, as the cooperative announced. Temperatures of at least mi ..

"Competence in politics!" demands a banner during a blockade by farmers at the Leipzig Ost highway exit on the A14. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Traffic obstructions due to farmers' protests continue

Farmers' protests against the federal government's austerity plans continue to restrict traffic in Saxony. The police in Chemnitz announced on Tuesday morning that traffic disruptions could not be ruled out on the second day of the protests. The police will also secure the gatherings on this day and ..

Participants stand on Theaterplatz in front of the Semper Opera House as part of the farmers' association's action week / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony's farmers stop protest action early

Saxon farmers want to end their protest against the federal government's austerity plans early on Monday. "The understanding for our protests today was overwhelming," announced the state farmers' association and the Land schafft Verbindung association.In order not to further restrict evening traffic ..

Farmers block the Dresden Wilder Mann highway entrance with their tractors (effect created by long exposure). / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Some schools closed due to farmers' protests

In the wake of the farmers' protests and road traffic restrictions, there will be no lessons in some schools in Saxony on Monday. A spokesperson for the State Office for Schools and Education said that a few schools were affected. However, there had been no precise inquiry at the schools. In the Erz ..

"Competence in politics!" demands a banner during a blockade by farmers at the Leipzig East highway exit / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Partial blockade on the German-Czech border

Farmers have disrupted traffic at the German-Czech border in the Erzgebirge district with partial blockades as part of the nationwide farmers' protest. "Some vehicles are being allowed through," a police spokeswoman said on Monday. However, there are currently no traffic jams. The police are on site ..

"If the farmer dies, the land dies" is written on a sign attached to a tractor. / Photo: Jörg Carstensen/dpa

Protests: Many junctions around Leipzig affected

Farmers' protests have affected numerous highway junctions in the greater Leipzig area. On Monday morning, the police reported disruptions in Wiedemar, Leipzig-Nord, Naunhof, Grimma and Mutzschen. There were also disruptions in the areas of Torgau, Bad Lausick, Delitzsch, Krostitz, Eilenburg and Bad ..

Tractors driving on a road / Photo: Stefan Sauer/dpa

Demonstrations expected at A4 junctions - citizens' hotline active

In protest against the planned cuts to agricultural subsidies, demonstrations are expected today at all junctions of the Autobahn 4 between Hermsdorf and the border crossing to Poland. In addition, a rally is planned at the "An der Neiße" rest area as well as several events and parades in the surrou ..

"Break the green wave, stop the traffic lights" is written on a poster from the "Land schafft Verbindung" (LSV) movement held by Melanie Neelen, a farmer from the region. / Photo: Lars Penning/dpa

Fruit growers see debate too narrowly focused on agricultural diesel

The fruit growers in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt see the current debate about cuts for agriculture as being too narrowly focused on the problem of agricultural diesel. "That is too one-sided and narrow a view. What is at stake is the threat to our existence posed by a comprehensive package of agricultu ..

Chairwoman of the Greens in Saxony Christin Furtenbacher. / Photo: Peter Endig/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Greens call on farmers to hold peaceful protests

The Saxon Greens have called on farmers to protest peacefully in view of the blockades announced for this Monday. No one should be harmed, warned state party leader Christin Furtenbacher in Dresden on Sunday. "We expect a clear demarcation from anti-democratic groups in our own ranks, threats in soc ..

A protest sign on a tractor / Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa

Ban on spontaneous assemblies alongside farmers' protests

The Erzgebirgskreis district has banned spontaneous gatherings aimed at blocking roads in the wake of the farmers' protests announced for next Monday. Numerous calls for such blockades have been circulating on social networks, the district announced on Friday. "This request endangers public safety a ..

Farmers drive their tractors on highway 7 / Photo: Philipp Schulze/dpa

Despite traffic restrictions: Schools remain open

Saxony's schools are to remain open on Monday despite the announced restrictions on road traffic due to the farmers' protests. "The schools will have to decide in accordance with the regional restrictions to what extent learning time must be arranged at home," the ministry said on Friday in response ..

Farmers' tractors on the way to a highway exit. / Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa

Farmers: Distancing themselves from demos in the wake of their protest

Saxon farmers are distancing themselves from demonstrations and actions planned by political actors in the wake of the farmers' protests in the coming week. There are attempts at fraternization that are not in the interests of the farmers, said Diana Henke, spokeswoman for the state farmers' associa ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony, sits in his office in the Saxon State Chancellery. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Improvements to agricultural subsidies are not enough

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer considers the federal government's announced improvements to the motor vehicle tax for farmers and agricultural diesel to be insufficient. "The federal government's concession on agricultural subsidies is not enough," the CDU politician announced on Thu ..

A sign with the words "Krankenhaus" ("Hospital") points the way to the clinic / Photo: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Symbolic image

Hospitals ask for consideration for their staff

Ahead of the announced farmers' protests in Saxony, the hospital association is urgently requesting consideration for medical staff. Especially in rural areas, road closures could create considerable challenges for hospitals and emergency services, the society announced on Thursday. Hospital staff a ..

A sign with the words "Krankenhaus" ("Hospital") points the way to the clinic / Photo: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Symbolic image

Hospitals ask for consideration for their staff

Ahead of the announced farmers' protests in Saxony, the hospital association is urgently requesting consideration for medical staff. Especially in rural areas, road closures could create considerable challenges for hospitals and emergency services, the society announced on Thursday. Hospital staff a ..

Humus-rich soil is shown on a corn field at Aspichhof. / Photo: Uli Deck/dpa/Archivbild

"Soil Day" - Left party calls for "farmland in farmers' hands"

The Left Party in the Saxon state parliament sees arable land increasingly threatened by other uses. To mark International Soil Day (December 5), it called on Monday for an agricultural structure law that prevents land speculation and secures farmers' access to land."Farmland belongs in farmers' han ..

A wolf walks through its enclosure in a wildlife park / Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa

Federal states want faster wolf culls from spring

Federal states that are particularly affected want to make it possible to shoot wolves more quickly at the start of the 2024 grazing season with uniform state ordinances. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Environment Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) announced corresponding talks in Münster on Friday. The ..

Pigs lying in the pen of a pigsty. / Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa/Symbolic image

New slaughterhouse for pigs

A new slaughterhouse for pigs is set to go into operation in the district of Central Saxony in spring 2024. The plan is to slaughter and cut up 60 pigs a week in Königshain-Wiederau, Genießergenossenschaft Sachsen eG announced on Monday. The meat is to be processed in partner companies. According to ..

A beekeeper lifts a frame with honeycombs out of a beehive / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa

Good honey harvest in Central Germany

The weather this year has been good for the honey bees. Thanks to their eagerness to collect, beekeepers were able to extract more honey than in previous years. However, if you want to buy a jar of German honey, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket.

A tractor pulls a plow and harrow across a harvested field / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Saxon farmers with loudest protest in front of the state parliament

A lot of horsepower and loud protest: Dozens of farmers drove tractors in front of the Saxon Parliament on Wednesday morning to protest against the delayed payment of EU funds. They expressed their displeasure with a concert of horns and placards. "This is just the tip of the iceberg," said Marc Ber ..

Saxony's parliament stands on a grid at the back of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-central-picture/dpa

Special meeting on breakdown in payment of EU agricultural subsidies

The agricultural committee of the Saxon state parliament wants to deal with the breakdown around the delayed disbursement of EU funds on Wednesday at a special meeting. The meeting of the Committee for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture will be held in the morning under the titl ..