19-12-2013 10:44 AM | United Kingdom

Farming: No meeting of minds over CAP cash

Scottish rural affairs minister Richard Lochhead admitted yesterday that the short consultation on how much cash should be transferred to the environment and development part of the next common agricultural policy (CAP) had provided widely divergent views.

After making the decision to transfer 9.5 per cent, or £46 million, annually from directly supporting farming, Lochhead revealed that the consultation responses had ranged from some respondents wanting a much lower transfer rate to protect direct payments to farmers, while many others called for a bigger transfer to increase support for environmental schemes.
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