Florian Amberger in lettuce cropFlorian Amberger farms south of Frankfurt
German grower Florian Amberger believes EU subsidies are useful but not essential even after a poor potato season on his Rhineland farm. Growing high-value crops he says farm subsidies do not have a big effect on his farming even after wet weather in June hit harvesting and yields of his early potato crop. He farms in the middle Rhine valley, 60 miles south of Frankfurt, in an area of intensive vegetable growing which relies heavily on irrigation. “If there were no subsidies, […]
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