Archive | September, 2015

Rising Agricultural Incomes in Europe

Agricultural incomes have continuously risen in the last decade in the vast majority of EU member states, questioning the need for infinite income support.

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Informal Agricultural Council to discuss climate-smart agriculture

The Luxembourg informal Agriculture Council will discuss climate-smart agriculture.

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Some thoughts on the European milk crisis

It seems shocking to see milk farmers marching on Brussels. While reading the news, an agricultural economist has some fundamental questions.

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€500 million farm aid package announced

The Commission’s €500 million assistance package for farmers follows closely the template followed in the 2009 milk crisis.

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Is the producer price of milk too low?

How serious is the current dairy market situation? Are prices really below costs of production? In this post, I examine recent dairy market trends to throw light on these questions. The Agriculture Council meeting tomorrow (see this post for a preview) is expected to agree a package of aid for dairy farmers, but why should [...]

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Hold your nerve, Commissioner!

Dairy assistance package expected at Agriculture Council meeting Monday 7 September 2015

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