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EU farm incomes in 2016

2016 was an average year for EU-28 farm income, but individual Member States experienced very different trends

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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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The EU as a destabilising force in world grain markets

The EU’s attempts to protect livestock farmers during the 2007-08 price spike helped to destablise world grain prices for poor country consumers.

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How the CAP contributes to world market food price volatility

How the CAP’s tariff policy contributes to international price volatility.

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