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The Economy, In Park

Vincent Kessler of Reuters sends across an amazingly haunting image:

Tractors are parked during a demonstration of French farmers in Metz, eastern France, during a nationwide day of protest against their deteriorating economic conditions due to a fall in agricultural prices October 16, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE AGRICULTURE CONFLICT BUSINESS)

For the backstory on why these French farmers are so upset (spoiler: the government checks are shrinking), please see this excellent article, by the kind folks at The Country Today.

As someone who generally considers farming to be the only worthwhile pursuit, I can't help but find the whole situation fascinating.

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