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Funding for new farmers

Hundreds of new farmers across Scotland are set to receive a share of £2 million funding.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced that payments from the Scottish Government’s New Entrants Scheme are now under way. The fund was set up to provide £2 million over two years to support new entrants and deer farmers who are excluded from Single Farm Payments under current EU rules.

Up to 637 farmers will receive payments of between £1,146 and £4,250 in two instalments. The first will reach bank accounts within days and the second will be paid in just under six months’ time, in early April 2014. Mr Lochhead said: “New entrants are the future of farming, which is why the Scottish Government is doing as much as we can to support and encourage those wishing to get into the industry.

“I can confirm that up to 637 new entrants and deer farmers will receive financial assistance from the Scottish Government. We have worked very closely with the industry through the New Entrants Panel to agree payment allocations and ensure that the funding is deployed in the best way possible. It was therefore vital that this process was done properly, targeting those most in need."

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