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Effects of abolition of the EU milk quota system for Dutch agriculture and environment


  • Helming, John F.M.
  • van Berkum, Siemen


Following model calculations presented in this paper he removal of the EU quota system will result in 21% more milk production in the Netherlands. Large dairy farms expand and achieve higher income levels compared to a scenario with quota continuation, as increasing scale of production and decrease of quota costs outweigh price reductions and extra manure disposal costs. Production in the category of relatively small farms, however, declines and farms in this category will leave business. Sector income will only marginally fall while production expansion will remain within the limits of present environmental policies related to manure and nutrient applications.

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  • Helming, John F.M. & van Berkum, Siemen, 2008. "Effects of abolition of the EU milk quota system for Dutch agriculture and environment," 2008 International Congress, August 26-29, 2008, Ghent, Belgium 43966, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:eaae08:43966
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.43966

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    1. Helming, John F.M. & Peerlings, Jack H.M., 2002. "The Impact of Milk Quota Abolishment on Dutch Agriculture and Economy: Applying an Agricultural Sector Model Integrated Into a Mixed Input-Output Model," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24911, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
    2. Markus Lips & Peter Rieder, 2005. "Abolition of Raw Milk Quota in the European Union: A CGE Analysis at the Member Country Level," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 56(1), pages 1-17, March.
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