Most UK farmers depend heavily on support payments. In several years recently the grand total of net farm income, which includes funds to invest as well as to live on, has been similar to the total of subsidy payments. In other words, on average no subsidy, no NFI. On this farm about 25% of the revenue is subsidy. Every time the payment system goes haywire, caseload for organisations such as The Farming Community Network (FCN) rises threefold or more. So why did many farmers embrace Brexit? Read more [...]
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