Support cuts spell end for south-west hills

June 2008
Farmers Weekly;6/27/2008, p79
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The article reports that hill farmers in the south-west of England face an uncertain future as Brussels, Belgium prepares to make cuts to their support payments as part of its common agricultural policy (CAP) health check. A report by the University of Exeter, the Duchy College and Cumulus Consultants concludes that the viability of hill farming, already threatened by years of poor returns, may soon be made worse. The report estimates the cuts will cause Farm Business Income on the average cattle or sheep hill farm to fall by a third by 2013.


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