Policy

Scottish farm leaders back post-Brexit deal

Scottish farm leaders have given a cautious welcome to plans for a new deal on support after Brexit.

Defra secretary Michael Gove indicated farmers will be paid for delivering benefits for nature and the countryside instead of receiving subsidies for the land they farm.

NFU Scotland said Mr Gove’s suggestion “chimes with our thoughts”.

But the SNP has claimed the change in approach represents “an unambiguous threat” to Scottish farmers’ incomes.

(Source: BBC News)

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