(19 September 2018) - The European Commission adopted today the derogations on certain greening rules, which were proposed earlier this summer.
This additional flexibility is aimed at increasing the availability of fodder, one of the main challenges that livestock farmers are facing due to the impact of drought.
The derogations adopted today relate to specific greening rules on winter crops and catch crops. Today's decision also extends a previously granted derogation on land lying fallow to Belgium and France.
In addition to today's adoption, the decision on advance payment is also in the process of being adopted and is expected to be finalised later in the month. This will allow payments to commence from 16 October.