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    The 236th conference of the European Economic Community farm ministers was opened in Brussels on Monday (26 March)
    The farm ministers pressed for a re-vamping of the commission's plans to help farmers in depressed rural areas.

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    The 236th conference of the European Economic Community farm ministers was opened in Brussels on Monday (26 March)
    The farm ministers pressed for a re-vamping of the commission's plans to help farmers in depressed rural areas. They also sought some easing of the beef shortage facing the Common Market.

    Britain's delegate, Mr. Joseph Godber said he was opposed to any increase on the market's guaranteed prices for farm products, but France's M. Jacques Chirac said he would press for increases of 8.5 per cent for milk and 15 per cent for beef.

    The commission is proposing a basic 2.76 per cent rise, with an 11 per cent increase for beef, offset by a sharp slice in butter.

    SYNOPSIS: The two-hundred-and-thirty-sixth conference of the European Economic Community Farm Ministers began in Brussels on Monday. The main problem facing the delegates is a beef shortage within the Common Market. They also want some sort of help for farmers in depressed areas.

    During the two-day meeting, the delegates also discussed the prices of farm products. The French delegate M. Chirac, said he wanted an eight-and-a-half per cent rise in the price of milk, and 15 per cent for beef. Britain's Joseph Godber, however, was opposed to any increase on the market's guaranteed prices for farm products.

    The farm ministers will meet again in April to take the final decision which will usher in the already delayed 1973 - 74 season.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFHTR2LCSRA7QN1XHBJQ9NU5S
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFHTR2LCSRA7QN1XHBJQ9NU5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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