It is often said that farmers are always complaining. But now at least they certainly have reason to, given the prices they get for their milk and meat. Food prices have been declining for years.
The biggest international agribusiness trade fair is this year focusing on the treatment of farm animals. With consumers unwilling to pay more, producers are asking how expensive can cheap meat be?
Finding the perfect harvest item from a local grower is one of the joys of strolling through a French market. But life isn't always easy for French farmers in the face of climate change and competition from agribusiness.
The government has decided to distribute a subsidy of 100 million euros ($111 million) among German dairy farmers to help bridge a period of low milk prices. It's a short-term boost, says DW's Kerstin Schweizer.
Conventional agriculture in Europe is facing problems. But in Germany, an old solution is again coming to the fore: community-supported agriculture. It brings together producers and consumers, enabling organic farming.
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