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.
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
As Congress decides where to set "limits" for subsidy payments, this table should be handy. It shows that a ludicrously small fraction of all taxpayers fall into the upper ranges of AGI caps for farm subsidies being considered as... Read Post
By Wyatt Fraas on November 24, 2014 - 9:07am Farm to School programs appeared in the mid-1990s with a 3-way focus: fresh, local foods in school menus; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support loc... Read Post