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EU Nations Agree To Overhaul Farm Subsidies

Law360 (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The agricultural ministers of European Union member states have agreed on a plan to streamline agricultural policy, lifting restrictions on farmers and promising investment in rural development.

Key reforms of the EU's so-called Common Agricultural Policy include phasing out quotas for milk production and abolishing set-asides of arable land, the European Commission announced Thursday.

“I'm pleased we managed to find a compromise which preserves all the principles of our original proposal,” said Mariann Fischer Boel, commissioner for agriculture and rural development. “The health check is all...
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