Pledge to support farmers in the Louth area


Farmers, landowners and rural businesses in the Louth area have been promised the support they need to prosper - despite ongoing difficult economic conditions.

According to the CLA’s Lincolnshire branch committee chairman Roger Douglas. farming was badly hit again in 2015 by tumbling commodity prices.

Mr Douglas called on the Government to ensure Basic Payment Scheme payments were made to farmers 
as soon as possible.

Mr Douglas said: “Farming has been suffering and this year has been another difficult year.”

“The Government needs to ensure that the majority of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments are made before the end of 2015, and certainly no later than January 2016.

“Late payments are going to do nothing for the state of the industry.”

Mr Douglas also called on an effective IT systems to be put in place.