Sheep grazing on common-land© FLPA/Rex/Shutterstock
Industry leaders have challenged the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to clear the backlog of farm subsidy payments for 2015 and 2016 without further delay. The RPA said 78,000 – 91% of eligible farmers in England – received their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payment for 2016 in December. This compares with just under 51% at the same time the previous year. Both the NFU and Country Land and Business Association (CLA), praised the RPA for its good payment performance, but said it must pay the […]
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