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I have been experiencing either as an ispector and land-owner and reading on examples of negative consequences of the PAC on conservation: meadow and scrubland plowed in order to benefit of the set-aside subsidies; forests being "improved" (as conservation in the traditional and very effective form of "let it be" is not subsidized), and in general uncompetitive agriculture being subsidized. But I never have heard of cases as those mentioned in the article where the PAC would favor: over-use of chemicals, loss of landscape heterogeneity, abandonment of High Nature Value (HNV) farming systems. Are there in the PAC provisions for those actions?
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