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Flood-ravaged upland farmers in Cumbria are facing a “double whammy” of cleaning up the damage caused by Storm Desmond and delayed BPS payments, the NFU has warned. Although the majority of farmers will receive their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments this month, farmers who graze common land are unlikely to receive their support payments until February at the earliest. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has told common-land farmers their claims are too complex to be paid at the same time […]
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