EU Proposals For Supply Mangement Are Unacceptable31 May 2013
EU – Aid for farmers voluntarily cutting production and punishing farmers for increasing production is ‘unacceptable’.
This is according to Mansel Raymond, National Farmers Union Dairy Board Chairman who says that the current age of growing global dairy consumption is no time to be limiting production across Europe.
“There should be no place in a modern and market-orientated Common Agricultural Policy for supply management measures that penalise farmers for increasing their production, particularly as we already have effective market safety net tools such as intervention, public storage and the direct payments that are made to dairy farmers.
“Dairy farmers should be in a position to seize the opportunities presented by the growing global demand for dairy products rather than be shackled and held back by these supply management proposals.”
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