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The Scottish government should compensate farmers and crofters forced to take out loans to cover delays receiving EU farm subsidies, says Labour. In a statement, Scottish rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said the government was on course to begin making farm payments to about 25% of the 22,000 eligible farmers and crofters by the end of December. But Labour Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack accused Mr Lochhead of an “abdication of his duties” and said any farmers forced to take out […]
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