Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Commission has fixed Greece's cotton production this year at 1.25 million tonnes, resulting in EU aid of Euro 571 million (Pounds 354 million) and a minimum price of Euro 593-a-tonne (Pounds 368). New rules have been introduced to prevent a volume of cotton being placed on the market which, said the Commission, "could have an adverse effect on the environment and cause significant falls in the price paid to growers."

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