German farmers' union
The German Farmers Association e. V. (DBB) is an umbrella organization of the private farmers' associations in the East German federal states. His guiding principle is that of the property-oriented family farm ( "farms instead of agricultural factories " ). This differentiates him from the East German state farmers' associations, which in his opinion prefer the interests of the large LPG successor farms.
In the course of the reunification of Germany, the SED-affiliated Association of Mutual Farmers Aid (VdgB) became the new state farmers' associations . They were accepted into the German Farmers' Association. In addition, private, free farmers' associations developed. They joined together in 1992 in the German Land Federation . After this had disintegrated due to internal differences, the majority of private associations founded the German Farmers' Union in June 1999 . According to his own statements, he advocates equal opportunities and social justice in the restructuring process of East German agriculture and rejects further industrialization of agriculture .
The farmers' union is strictly against the resettlement of exterminated animals such as beavers , wolves or the like. These animals are considered pests and should be shot. The farmers' union wants to prevent the legislature from reproaching the cattle farmer about animal welfare. The Bauernbund spokesman Reinhard Jung said: "I have about 30 head of cattle that I keep as I want and not as someone tells me to."
Currently (2004) his members are:
- Landvolkverband Sachsen-Anhalt e. V.
- State Federation of Saxony V.
- Brandenburg farmers' union V. (formerly the German Farmers Association Brandenburg e.V.)
- Landbund Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V.
- Association of independent private farmers and landowners Thuringia e. V.
- as a supporting member: Heimatverdänges Landvolk e. V.