Feb. 20 2024 08:11 AM

Manure was used as a prop by protestors last month in the French city of Toulouse. Farmers there were angered by agricultural policies, rising taxes, and social charges that put further hardship on their operations on top of rising prices for fuel and animal feed.

More than 1,000 farmers from across the region were part of the protest, bringing 400 tractors into the city before dawn. Manure, hay, and rotting fruit were dumped in piles in front of the regional authority building and in supermarket parking lots across the city.

This article appeared in the February 2024 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management on page 5. Not a subscriber? Click to get the print magazine.