Three French cereal groups, AGPB
, AGPM and FFCAT, say five million tonnes of soft wheat was imported into the EU between July 1 and October 31, a threefold increase on the same period last year.
et Autres C?r?ales (AGPB
), echoes this concern and is calling for this Summer's CAP reform plans to be postponed until the US subsidies are stopped within the WTO.COPA/COGECA also want to see the European farm sector supported in the new international climate and urge the EU to avoid creating a division between the two pillars of the CAP.
The French association of wheat and other cereals producers, AGPB
, estimates that the current harvest will be superior in quality as well as volume to 1997.
The French association of cereal growers, AGPB
, has accused the Commission of bad management of the cereals sector, resulting in a higher set-aside rate this year.