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Large, extensive hill farms have won a better deal in the Welsh government’s finalised plans for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). Following months of uncertainty and a legal challenge by hill farmers to the original proposals, deputy farm minister Rebecca Evans announced on Tuesday (7 July) that Wales would move to a flat-rate payment system by 2019. But there will be an “add-on” redistributive payment for the first 54ha (133 acres) of farmland. See also: Hill farmers challenge direct payment […]
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