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EU Strikes Initial Deal on Farming Reform With Focus on Climate

  • Tentative agreement needs approval by agriculture ministers
  • Smaller farms to benefit from changes in support schemes
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The European Union reached a provisional agreement to overhaul its massive farming policy in an effort to make it simpler and more sustainable, in sync with the bloc’s unprecedented strategy to reach climate neutrality.

National governments, the European Parliament and the European Commission on Friday struck a deal that would reform the bloc’s Common Agricultural Policy in 2023-2027. Measures involving support of farm incomes and production account for about a third of the EU’s overall budget.