31 July 1998
Farmers to get cash to go organic
FARMERS will be given extra cash to convert to organic methods of farming.
Nick Brown, the new agriculture minister, said farmers would qualify for a total of £450 in Government aid over five years for every hectare (2.5 acres) converted, compared with the present grant of £250. The 300ha (741 acre) limit on assistance will also be abolished.
- Brown announces massive changes for agriculture, FWi, 29 July
The Times 31/07/98 page 2
- Financial Times 31/07/98 page 9 (News Digest)