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EUROPEAN UNION
Sowing the Seeds of Farm Reform

The european commission approved a plan to overhaul the E.U.'s subsidy-addicted farming system. Tough talks lie ahead to get all of the Union's 15 member states to agree to the scheme, but countries applying to join the E.U. have welcomed it. The E.U.'s agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler is trying to de-link direct subsidies and production. The Common Agricultural Policy has encouraged farmers to overproduce in the knowledge that the E.U. will buy their crops. This has raised prices for consumers — and created mountains of excess products. Under the new...

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