An evaluation of agricultural futures as a risk management tool in the context of price volatility Agricultural markets have an inherent tendency towards instability. This is mainly because the supply and demand market fundamentals of the agricultural sector are characterised by rigidity, as food is a basic necessity for consumers and agricultural production is seasonal. […]
January started the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council, with agricultural minister do Cèu Antunes defining the priorities of its mandate: conclude the CAP negotiations with Parliament, hoping to deliver more resilience for the sector and a transition to a greener architecture. On this last topic, the Commission published a document describing potential measures that Member State could include in the elaboration of Eco-schemes, given the fact that they have already started working on their National Strategic Plans (to be submitted to the Commission by the end of 2021). German Agriculture Minister started internal consultation with the Landers’ representatives. Moreover, on the discussion on the horizontal regulation, the Reserve for the CAP crisis support seems to be a difficult topic to overcome among negotiators.
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