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Who gets what?

The European Union spends around €55 billion a year on farm subsidies. Find out who gets what via an inspiring tail of pan-european citizen action.

The European Union spends around €55 bn. a year on farm subsidies. You might think that this money would be used to protect the countryside and the lies of traditional farmers. Unfortunately, subsidies get skewed by powerful vested interests. Large US corporations have received EU funding for setting up industrial hog farms in Poland. In many cases, wealthy land owners are rewarded with subsidies and this might help them swallow up smaller neighbours. Since 1999 The Royal Farms Windsor has received €1,387,100 in payments from the European Union .

farmsubsidy.org helps people find out who gets what, and why.

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