Local MSP Rhoda Grant, Labour, has claimed that the assessment of who is to be eligible has been rushed.
The initial £80 million will be distributed to support active farming, with a focus on those who farm in marginal uplands, hill farms and island areas.
Staff Diverted to Brexit Related Legislation
The long awaited Bews Report on the future funding of agriculture has been published. It recommends an extra €60 million (£51.4m) over the next two years for farmers.
£160million due to Scottish Farmers is now to be paid.
“I am pleased to announce the launch of three pilot training programmes aimed at empowering women to be the best they can be”
Fergus Ewing, Rural Economy Secretary in the Scottish Government confirmed that the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme will continue to be funded in Scotland to 80% in 2020.
Consultation: Support for Agriculture and the Rural Economy – Post Brexit Transition
Farmers are taking risks with their own personal safety often due to stress and financial pressures.
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.