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Colombian farm leaders agree to stop protests

Monday, September 9, 2013

Colombia's farm leaders agreed on Saturday to end a three-week protest that had turned violent.

The farmers are angry at the high price of fertilizers and at free-trade agreements with the United States and Europe that made it hard to compete with cheap imports.

The government signed accords with farm leaders in Cundinamarca, Boyaca, Narino and Huila provinces to cut fertilizer prices and provide cheap credit, among other concessions.

Source: Reuters