Made in Germany | German EU Agricultural Subsidies

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Every year,the European Union pumps some 6 billion euros into Germany's agricultural sector. But where does it all go?The amount farmers receive depends on how much land they have. Small-scale farmers are amazed to find out how much the big agricultural enterprises cream off from Brussels. Our reporter Kerstin Schweizer travelled to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,one of the poorest parts of the country,that is also home to Germany's largest agricultural enterprise. The firm receives 3.7 million euros in direct payments from Brussels every year,a figure that astounded even the local mayor. He says he would prefer to promote small and medium-sized businesses that create more jobs. Made in Germany looks into the advantages and disadvantages of large-scale farming versus smaller enterprises and the controversy over EU subsidies.

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