Plans to limit subsidies paid to big farms under the Common Agricultural Policy have won insufficient support in the Council of Farm Ministers: Big farms The farm commissioner thought that the proposals would be popular with taxpayers. Possibly so, but they have always been opposed by UK and Germany, the countries with the largest number of big farms.The CAP is supposed to be, among other things, about the international competitiveness of EU agriculture, although in practice more attention is given to propping up marginal farmers.
Farm minister Jim Paice has luanched an outspoken attack on farm commissioner Dacian Ciolos, accusing him on 'turning the clock back' in his proposals for CAP reform: CAP reform Paice was addressing a fringe meeting at the Conservat... Read Post
Last month, FarmPolicy highlighted recent policy proposals pertaining to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). And earlier this month, FarmPolicy noted that the pace of potential change in farm policy in the U.S., given the pro... Read Post