2020: a lost year for pig farming

Country report for EPP Newsletter – December 2020
By: Robert Hoste · 17 December 2020
Category: Agriculture

The positive mood of the pig market one year ago has made way for a negative sentiment. The European market has been flooded with pig meat since the outbreak of African Swine Fever among wild boars in the eastern area of Germany. German meat processors now have to sell their…

How neighbours influence the diversification of farms

By: Willemijn Vroege · 10 November 2020
Category: Agriculture

Authors: Willemijn Vroege, Manuela Meraner, Nico Polman, Hugo Storm, Wim Heijman, Robert Finger* A version of this blog was published in German on Agrarpolitik. The diversification of farms is taking on ever increasing importance. It creates new economic opportunities, thereby supporting the survival of farms, strengthens the economic development of…