Land owner claimed £3m of EU farming subsidies in a year



A Scottish land owner claimed nearly £3 million in farming subsidies from the European Union last year.
Frank Smart, who owns land near the village of Banchory in Aberdeenshire, received the most money in the UK under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The European Union (EU) payout scheme was developed at the end of the Second World War to combat food shortages.
However, the policy has been criticised over the years with some payments only requiring landowners to keep the area in good agricultural and environmental condition.
Mr Smart received more than £2,900,000 in direct aid in 2015,... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Environment, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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