Drought-Hit Spain Seeks Early Farm Subsidies

Outlet: The Wall Street Journal

May 20, 2011

LONDON—Spain has become the latest country to apply for early European farming support subsidies this year as poor weather continues to threaten harvests across the region, a spokesman for the European Commission said Friday. The European Union’s executive arm has already approved in principal France’s request for an advance on the Common Agricultural Policy, which would pay farmers…

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