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11:31 Jul 3, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Agriculture / agricultural policies
German term or phrase:wachsen und weichen
it is an infamous 1970s phrase that characterized impacts of EU agricultural policies on farms.
Thank you, Brigitte. The German original sentence actually has little else than this, but the context is EU agricultural policies that forced farms to either grow much bigger or to close down altogether. Mountain farms were affected most severely, but I know of many lowland farms that had to be abandoned as well.