After the end of EU subsidies for tobacco growing in 2010, farmers and processing companies in the Palatinate (Germany) switched to cultivating herbs. The German state of Rhineland Palatinate co-financed a herb drying facility, established by a former tobacco processing plant.[1]

Farmers from the area of Herxheim-Hayna formed the association Erzeugergemeinschaft Pfalzkräuter to sell e.g. parsley, dill, and coriander to the herb processing plant. The freshly harvested herbs are dried, processed and packed for sale.


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