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European Union Subsidies Stray From The Farm

posted on July 17, 2009

Follow this link to a copyrighted New York Times article which reports on the dispersal of farm subsidy money in the European Union. European Union Subsidies Stray From The Farm This is the first year all 27 European Union countries were required to disclose how subsidy money was spent. The data shows how the program, originally designed to help increase food production and support traditional farming methods, has dealt with changes in the market. It also illustrates how the European Union has moved to emphasize rural development instead of price support and production incentives and given countries more discretion over the dispersal of the money.

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