Subsidies needed?

Rutter, Bill
December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/1/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 22, p50
Trade Publication
The article covers various issues related to agriculture in the Scottish Borders as of December 2006. The Irish government has decided on a £68 a cow premium, although the production of beef is considered a major part of the overall economy. The Value Added Tax (VAT) costs an estimated £20 billion a year. The Scottish Parliament and the local council are eager about reopening the 40-mile Borders railway from Edinburgh to Galashiels.


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