Saturday, April 23, 2011

'Greening' of CAP on its way

Both Defra and the NFU think that they have lost the battle to prevent the 'greening' of the CAP: Greening .

The NFU is concerned about the impact of the proposed measures on competitiveness, but it looks as if farmers will have to comply with environmental requirements to claim their Single Farm Payment. The NFU is consequently going to re-think its tactics on this aspect of the negotiations.

The NFU also thinks that delays in putting forward formal Commission proposals means that the start of the new policy will be delayed until January with the existing policy rolled over for one more year.

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