Keeping the cash coming

4 July 1997

Keeping the cash coming

FEARS that falling commodity support will lead to cash flowing away from the countryside have prompted the Countryside Commission to consider establishing a follow-up stewardship scheme.

The commission is working with MAFF, the NFU and various countryside groups to ensure the environmental benefits obtained through the CAP regime are not lost.

Richard Simmonds, Countryside Commission chairman, said it was important to take the initiative in the light of the European Commissions Cork Declaration, which aims to target more agricultural aid towards socio-economic support.n

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