Linda wrote "Farmers barely make a living anyway." My opinion too, from the experience of living in the Gers.
I just knew you would have to come back on that Wooly. So the farmers are rich where you live?
And as for "the blockade season has started" -
Before we left France, ?Jan. 2018, the Gers farmers were blockading the main routes to protest against their inclusion in the Pyreneen zone in which it's impossible to grow cereals (exempt from subsidies.)
I don't know if they won or not.