A statement of support is circulating in the U.S. for the demonstrations set for the week of Jan. 8-15 by German farmers, rail workers, truck drivers and others, to defend Germany’s food production and the German economy. Initiated by Bob Baker for the Schiller Institute Agriculture Commission, this is an open message, focussed on conveying support from—but not limited to—U.S. farm leaders, the full text is below, with signatures from 11 states, as of Jan. 6, 2024, and more coming in. The statement reads:
Open Message from U.S. Farmers and Ranchers to Germany, January 2024—We Back the German Farmers and Allies at their Jan. 8-15 Week of Action for the Right To Produce Food!
We U.S. farmers and ranchers send our support and admiration to German farmers and their co-demonstrators—truck drivers, railroad workers and all in the food chain—who are holding the Jan. 8-15 Week of Action in Germany. You have the guts and courage to defend the right to produce food, and demand a productive economy for all citizens. You are an inspiration and example to all farmers throughout the world, to activate and fight.
The German farmer rallies with thousands of tractors so far this Winter, from Berlin to Stuttgart, have put you on the front lines defending all humanity. The planned Jan. 15 Berlin mass rally is a world important event. We have seen tens of thousands of farmers in Europe hit the streets in recent years because of the emergency; now is the breaking point.
Farmers all over the world are facing manipulation by the agro-financial-complex, of commodity conglomerates, controlled by London, Wall Street, Chicago, Amsterdam and other commodity financial centers. It is destroying family farming, reducing food production, driving up food prices, and perpetuating hunger. This globalist mechanism creates conditions for depopulation.
The German government is knowingly ruining family farm food production by hiking the diesel price, banning certain agro-inputs, taxing farm machinery, and other moves.
Farmers the world over are now standing up to this. We commit our support to defeat these enemies of humanity in 2024. We can work together to bring about development and peace for all.
Let the tractors roll! We are alongside you in the cabs and on the streets!
Dr. Taylor Haynes, Laramie, Wyoming, Rancher; President, and on Board of Directors, Organization for Competitive Markets