Thousands of farmers, on hundreds of tractors descended on Brussels' European Union headquarters today, demanding action over falling commodity prices. The farmers are asking for more aid and higher prices for their milk and meat.

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The escalating situation

In April, the EU agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, declared that "Milk quotas are gone and they are gone forever. However, the decision to abolish milk quotas seems to have come at a bad timing, as t...

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