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UK Government extends guarantee for Scottish farmers and crofters

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Staff Writer | September 1, 2017
Scottish farmers
Britain   Around 11,300 farmers will benefit

Around 11,300 farmers will benefit from a £42 million funding extension as the UK Government guarantees EU funding for another year.

The Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) supports hill farmers and crofters in difficult to farm areas.

The UK Government has confirmed that it will guarantee applications made in 2019, offering financial support and certainty for farmers and crofters in Scotland for another year.

The Government has also guaranteed other CAP Pillar 2 projects signed before the UK leaves the EU, as previously announced by the Chancellor.

These moves will give farmers certainty in the short to medium term, while we develop a post-Brexit agriculture strategy which works for Scotland and the whole of the UK.

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