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Swiss farmers march against austerity

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By Euronews
Swiss farmers march against austerity

<p>More than 10,000 farmers marched through the streets of Bern on Friday to protest against government austerity measures. </p> <p>They came from all over Switzerland and, while the atmosphere was good, their anger was real with calls for fairer prices for their produce and the scrapping of proposals for a major reduction in the agricultural budget.</p> <p>According to the Swiss Farmers Union, the incomes of farming families are far lower than in comparable industries with this year accounting for a decrease of 11 percent on average. In some cases, prices are at an all time low and no longer cover costs.</p>