On the field in France appeared during the request for assistance
The French farmer has cut into the wheat field giant inscription “HELP” (“Help”) to draw attention to the plight of agriculture in the country. On Friday, April 14, reports the Local.
63-year-old Jacques Fortin (Jacques Fortin) allocated under the inscription field of five hectares on his farm near the city of Tours. Its width is 100 meters and a height of 48 meters. The letters clearly visible from airplanes flying over.
According to Fortuna, the label is a collective distress call sent on behalf of all farmers. “It is abnormal to live on 350 euros a month (about 21 thousand rubles — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), when work every day, he explains, citing statistics according to which every second French farmer earns less than this amount. — Some can not stand. Others commit suicide”.
Fortin wants the issue drew the attention of politicians who will participate in the presidential elections. “I hope they are not blind and read the message of despair,” he says.
Election of the President of France will be held on 23 April, the second round, if necessary, will take place on 7 may. The main candidates are considered to be Emmanuel macron, françois Fillon and marine Le Pen.
In February Fillon took in his headquarters representatives of farmers and discussed with them the problems of the agricultural sector and their solutions.