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UK: CAP deal ‘a missed opportunity’ says NFU president Peter Kendall

16:00 11 January 2014

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National Farmers' Union president Peter Kendall addresses the Oxford Farming Conference

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Outgoing National Farmers’ Union president Peter Kendall hit out Common Agricultural Policy reform at this week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

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He described the deal as “a huge missed opportunity to correct the mistakes of 2003” and make CAP more common, and farming more productive, globally competitive and more market-oriented.

He criticised the introduction of “populist” elements such as greening and capping, and said it was “a profoundly wrong direction”.

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