USDA GAIN Report
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CTA. 2003. USDA GAIN Report. Agritrade, August 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A later USDA GAIN Report records that in the run up to the June 11th-12th...
A later USDA GAIN Report records that in the run up to the June 11th-12th Agricultural Council meeting in Luxembourg, high-level meetings of officials were held to try to move forward the compromise on CAP reform. Agreement was reached on two modifications to the Commission's original proposals, namely that: the adoption of the 'Farm Advisory System' should be voluntary and should be deferred until 2007; non-food crops and protein crops should be allowed to be grown on set-aside land on a rotational basis, as opposed to the complete termination of cropping on set-aside land. Comment: These agreements formed part of a highly complex set of compromise proposals, the net effect of which is likely to be higher levels of EU production than would have arisen under the Commission's original proposals. It should be borne in mind that in most sectors these proposals would themselves have resulted in an increase in EU production over current levels (although a decrease compared to a continuation to 2009 of the trend arising from present policies).
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