Flock of Herdwick ewes standing on a rock / Lake District© Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock
Upland farmers are suffering serious financial hardship due to continued delays in BPS 2015 subsidy payments – and the cashflow crisis could deepen this autumn unless they are paid quickly. Robin Milton, chairman of the NFU Uplands Forum, warned hill farmers could be forced to drop annual or seasonal commitments, such as paying for feed and fertilisers or reinvesting in their businesses, without prompt payment from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA). “With the apparent inability of the RPA to meet […]
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