CAP reform holds hope for UK farming
THE Home-Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) believes that last weeks European farm policy deal offers some hope for farmers.
The HGCA says that in the financial year 1998/99 the average UK arable farm is operating at just above break-even level.
But it expects that the first two years of changes under Agenda 2000 would see incomes start to recover.
The HGCA specialists reached the overall conclusion that much will continue to depend on exchange rates and world prices.
The Agenda 2000 reforms must be approved later this month by European Union heads of government before they can be implemented.
- Go for Eyropes bread-wheat market – BCE, FWI Markets, yesterday (16 March, 1999)
- CAP “challenge” for beef business, FWi Markets, 15 March, 1999
- Most radical CAP reform ever – Brown, FWi, 11 March, 1999
- European farm ministers agree CAP reform, FWi, 11 March, 1999
- The Scotsman 17/03/99 page 30