From the Union of Farmers and Cattlemen of Bajo Guadalentín (COAG), understand that the last year 2017 has not been good for agriculture in the area and that is why it is necessary for the administration to support one of the engines of the local economy , according to information from COAG in a statement.
The frosts of the first of 2017, the snow that caused the fall of vines , the bad prices of the grape, etc., are ponderable elements that allow the UAG of Bajo Guadalentín to ask the municipal officials to eliminate this tax.
In addition from this Union of Farmers and Cattlemen, they expose that the agricultural sector crosses a serious situation before the evident lack of water, that is by all known.
This drought is causing the use of water has risen sharply, while income decreases, due among other reasons to the decline of the harvest or the low quality of it due to lack of irrigation, leading to even abandonment of farms or paralysis of new plantations.
Remember from the agrarian union organization that this tax was recovered by the City of Totana, 7 years ago, in order to allocate its exclusive and full amount to the creation of a rural daycare service that would supposedly prevent the numerous thefts that they produce the last years in the field of Totana, something that we all know has not taken place.
For all the above is that they ask the City to listen to farmers and eliminate this tax that only aggravates the situation of local agriculture.
Finally, they express their disagreement with the updating of the rustic IBI in the municipality of Aledo for the last 4 years, since it will surely affect the pockets of the farmers of that town.