For years, Europe controlled the amount of milk produced by member states though a quota system.
That scheme is now expiring, and it could spell hard times ahead for Europe's farmers, as industrial dairies flood the market wtih cheap milk.
The EU is abolishing its system of quotas and minimum pricing for sugar from October 1, in a change seen as boom or bust moment for producers and a sweetener for consumers as prices are expected to fall.
For nearly fifty years, a sugar quota guaranteed German farmers minimum prices for their sugar beets. But the elimination of quotas poses a serious challenge to beet farmers, as well as sugar producers.
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