Still hope for agrimoney compensation

By FWi staff

THE government is looking for an extension to the 31 October deadline for claiming the 91 million of agrimoney compensation triggered by adverse currency exchange rates.

This has raised hopes that arable farmers will receive at least some of the cash.

NFU president Ben Gill said: “The door is not yet closed on agrimoney compensation. And, while the door is still open, we will keep fighting.”

He urged every arable farmer to write to their MP.

“We will continue to press home that, with the Pound remaining extraordinarily strong against the Euro, the case for paying this compensation is cast-iron.”

Jim Walker, NFU of Scotland president, agreed, saying that that all estimates suggested Scottish cereal farmers would make a loss this year.

“The NFUS has never had such overwhelming support from a cross-section of MSPs and MPs as weve had on this issue.

“Westminster ministers must stop prevaricating and give the arable sector the support it needs.”

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