'It's unfair and unworkable'

September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/19/2008, p58
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The article reports on criticisms from farmers against the Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) devised by Natural England to replace Hill Farm Allowance payments in 2010. According to Will Cockbain, uplands spokesman for the National Farmers' Union (NFU), several fundamental aspects of the scheme must be changed to make it fair and workable. The NFU claims that the ban on feeding, muck spreading or using fertiliser within 12 meters of a watercourse will render many small upland enclosures unusable.


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