EU Agriculture Commissioner proposes policy change amid sector protests

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Published Feb 24, 2024

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European Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has proposed changes to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding conditions for farmers. The changes include removing requirements for farmers to convert arable land to permanent pasture, ban on bare ground during sensitive periods, crop rotation and fallow. Wojciechowski also suggested the introduction of an EU-wide pricing law, similar to France's Egalim law, to ensure farmers receive fair values.
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PARIS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The EU should change the conditions imposed on farmers to benefit from funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), European Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said in an interview with French newspapers. Ebra group. His comments, to be published on Saturday, come after weeks of angry protests by farmers across Europe, who have taken to the streets to denounce bureaucracy, environmental regulations and high costs. "I propose that we change our position on some of the conditionality rules that tend to limit agricultural production," Wojciechowski said in an interview with the group that owns nine newspapers in France, including L'Est Republicain and Le Progres. The official specifically referred to rules regarding the conversion of arable land to permanent pasture, the ban on bare ground during sensitive periods, crop rotation and fallow, which he said farmers should no longer be required to follow to receive CAP funding. He added that the rules ...
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