German, Swedish, Finnish, Lithuanian and Danish farmers are facing a drought and their governments are mulling special aid packages.

The European Commission pledged it own support on Tuesday, moving to allow the limited use of fallow land for animal feed. There is also coordination with local authorities to bring, where needed, some national subsidy payments forward.


The German farmers Association (DBV) is seeking €1bn, but agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner will not commit pr...

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