“I can confirm that the first tranche of 2018 Basic Payment, Greening and Young Farmer payments has now begun.”
The Scottish Government has published the timetable for when CAP payments will be made to farmers and crofters.
“This money will provide a cash injection worth £241 million into the rural economy”
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.
The payments which are worth over £300million are the final amounts of the 2017 year.
Those applying are being encouraged to do so online,
Scottish Hill Farmers have only been allocated £30 million with the rest being distributed across the UK.
Scotland would lose out on over €2bn in subsidies if CAP funding is replaced by UK-wide per capita funding
Of the £190 million they should have received, Scottish farmers have only been awarded £30 million
Ask candidates if they will ensure that powers over farming will be naturally repatriated to Scotland, as they promised last summer.