AG POLICY NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 23, 2013 04:26 PM CST

It should almost force members of Congress into wearing brown paper bags of shame to know that the European Union Parliament, which moves about as fast as frozen pond water, now is ahead of Congress in advancing a new long-term farm policy.

The EU Parliament Agriculture Committee on Wednesday voted out its "opening position for negotiations" with EU member countries on by passing its measures to reshape Europe's Common Agricultural Policy, known simply as the CAP.

The arguments and decisions by the EU committee would sound familiar to policy wonks who closely follow the farm-bill debate. Europe's payment caps are high, ...

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