Tractors blocking roadways in Brussels, European legislators pelted with eggs, and the smell of manure in the air... these were the scenes across many cities in Europe in the past few weeks as farmers protested against policy changes they feel may take them out of business.

It is the agrarian variant, if I may, of the economic and trade headwinds European policymakers have had to negotiate over the past year or so. Their decisions will undoubtedly have a bearing on agricultural developments in Europe and beyond...

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