Financial worries caused by this year’s spiralling fuel prices are just one of the worries that Europe’s agricultural sector faces. For many, an even bigger problem is on the horizon: who’s going to take over the business?
by NORMAN DUNN
By mid-March farmers here in Europe were learning fast that the apparently far-off Arab uprisings, particularly the one on Libya, were nearer to home after all. Spring cultivations and sowing suddenly became much more expensive as fuel prices shot up.