Future direct payments to farmers under the EU's common agricultural policy (CAP) may be tied to certain environmental practices such as crop rotation and ecological set-aside according to a policy paper unveiled by the European Commission on Thursday.
This green element would complement existing cross-compliance rules linking subsidies for farmers to compliance with a range of environmental and food safety and animal welfare laws, a requirement introduced the 2003 CAP reform.
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