Land mapping© Tim Scrivener
Farmers have been left “frustrated, angry and anxious” by the latest farm payments fiasco to affect the industry, according to the NFU. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) announced on Thursday (19 March) that it was suspending its £154m “digital-only” online system to process farm payments this year due to technical problems. The slowness and complexity of the digital mapping tool has been blamed and, for this year it will be replaced by a combination of online and mostly paper claims. […]
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