19 May 1995

Flax subsidy deadline nears

GROWERS of flax wishing to claim subsidy this year have until Jun 30 to submit a declaration of sowing form (FH5), the Intervention Board has advised. Subsidy rates will be determined on Aug 1 and are expected to be close to £644/ha (£260/acre) for non-retted, non-deseeded flax – about 7% more than last year, reflecting the recent series of green £ devaluations. &#42