One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A minimum price guaranteed to a farmer for agricultural produce and maintained by subsidy or the buying in of surplus stock.
- ‘The entry prices also serve as support prices for the major crops.’
- ‘Indeed, for wheat the support price is now lower than the wholesale price; the support price thus acts as a floor.’
- ‘These support cuts amounted to a 7% reduction in butter support prices and a 5% reduction in the support price for skim milk powder.’
- ‘The administration has no plans to impose a milk tax or cut support prices in any year.’
- ‘The ASCUs are then reimbursed by the Treasury for any loss related to the difference between the support price and the sales price.’
- ‘The support price for nonfat dry milk remains the same at 60.6 cents.’
- ‘Government's intervention is needed to save them by fixing a support price for vanilla as done in the case of coconut and rubber.’
- ‘The principle on which it rests is that of encouraging production by providing support prices for agricultural production of various sorts.’
- ‘A rethink on minimum support prices was also on the cards.’
- ‘For now, the support price program provides an effective floor of about $1.10 for cheddar blocks.’
- ‘It benefits directly from the exaggerated support prices the government shells out for this ‘health food.’’
- ‘Tipton notes that some dairy groups and the federal government have advocated a very high support price for nonfat dry milk over the past couple of years, which has had a primary role in the growth of MPC imports.’
- ‘The bill stressed supporting farm income with the cash payments unrelated to what farmers grew, rather than having government support prices by purchasing surplus crops.’
- ‘In the countryside, the rural exodus gathered pace when reforms to the CAP in 1984 and 1992 cut support prices and closed down the least profitable and most indebted farms.’
- ‘The accumulation of stocks results from the government's commitment to unrealistically high minimum support prices of food grains - of wheat and rice in particular.’
- ‘The Union government has raised the minimum support price for the 1999-2000 wheat crop to Rs 580 per quintal from Rs 550 earlier, according to an agriculture ministry statement.’
- ‘Additionally, the reforms do not lower European support prices for grain, known under CAP as intervention prices.’
- ‘The government procures rice and wheat at minimum support prices, which are often higher than international prices.’
- ‘Second, the state established institutions to set support prices.’
- ‘It means that we do not have to increase product or support prices.’
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