Livestock - Cheviot hybrid mule sheep Cheviot ewe crossed with a Blue Faced Leicester ram / Scottish Borders© Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock
The Scottish government has applied for an extra three months to make support payments to farmers – just hours after claiming it was days away from almost completing payouts. European Union rules require that Pillar 1 payments should be made by 30 June. But the government has requested that the deadline be extended until 15 October. It is the second consecutive year that Scotland has applied for a payment extension – meaning farmers still waiting for their money face a further […]
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