The milk quota was introduced in 1984 in an effort to contain milk over-production throughout the EC. Dairy farmers are now confronted by detailed and complicated rules imposed at both European and national levels. Milk quota is, however, a valuable asset which those involved in the system need to understand if the full economic potential of quota is to be realized. This book provides practical commentary on this complicated subject, and guides the reader through the maze of bureaucracy and legislation. Advice is given on: the origins of quota, the quota system and how it works, how quota is altered and adjusted and tenants' claims for compensation on termination of tenancy. This publication offers a jargon-free interpretation of the principles, safeguards and penalties which underpin the milk quota system. It acts as a reference for all producers, students, solicitors and consultants. John Edwards is the author of "The Ancient Monuments", "Archaeological Areas Act" and "An Introduction to Milk Quotas".