EU Seeks to Protect Farmers From Unfair Trade Practices

The European Union executive is seeking to protect farmers by imposing fines on retailers and supermarket chains using unfair trade practices.   EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday the plan was "about giving voice to the voiceless" as small-scale farmers across the EU have struggled to eke out a living when faced with the negotiating power of major food conglomerates. He didn't give details. In recent years milk farmers and others have complained about having to sell below...

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