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Aberdeenshire farm owner tops UK farm subsidy list £2,963,732.77

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37503895

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I used to support them, until I moved rurally and had contact with them and around here they really do think they are above the law. Get off ma land, even when the footpath has been blocked by them so you have to walk around or wanting to stop you and search your bag when your on a footpath that goes through a farm.

They only ever seem to have animals or animal feed growing around here. I suspect most fruit and veg comes from abroad or large glass houses.

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A positive from it is the debate about who gets them money:
 

Chief Executive of NFU Scotland, Scott Walker, said it was time the payments were directed towards active food producers and not simply linked to land ownership.

 

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7 minutes ago, Northern Welsh Midlander said:

Seems to be quite a few articles regarding farm subsidies recently, such as the billionaire owner of Frankel receiving them for a farm that breeds race horses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37493956

Massive waste :(

Well to be fair, horses have ended being processed for human consumption recently so it is only right that horse breeders get the same handouts as others who produce our food :huh:

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44 minutes ago, SarahBell said:

A positive from it is the debate about who gets them money:
 

Chief Executive of NFU Scotland, Scott Walker, said it was time the payments were directed towards active food producers and not simply linked to land ownership.

 

We still seem to be quite a way off from a land value tax

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I am a farmer on a small scale, renting the farm and the house as well. I receive a subsidy every year, but since its introduction have found that the rents have increased accordingly, so in effect my landlord {who is already wealthy landowner} receives the subsidy. It has also made land prices rise so I couldn't afford to buy my own farm. Best thing they could do is to scrap the subsidy completely and make the industry stand on its own feet.

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Interesting. Sounds rather similar to another 'land' based market in the UK.

Its all just one big scam - isn't it ?

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