SPS found to 'damage' upland areas

June 2007
Farmers Weekly;6/29/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 26, p12
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The article reports that the Single Payment Scheme was found to be causing a significant damage to farmers in upland areas of Dartmoor, England. Independent adviser John Usher said that the two farms where case studies were conducted had been profitable, secure and able to invest. However, they now look pretty dire after the single farm payment scheme was introduced. Usher also added that farmers were compensated for the poor fertility rate of the soil and harsh climate before the introduction of the SPS.


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