Texel gimmers, flock standing in pasture© FLPA / John Eveson/REX Shutterstock
The Scottish government says it still hopes to start making direct payments to farmers by the end of the year – despite concerns over possible delays. Scottish rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said: “I would like to reassure farmers and crofters that the Scottish government’s aim is still to begin making basic payments by the end of the year. “Our position has not changed, and we continue to work flat out to try to make this happen.” See also: Early […]
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