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Just fishing for information on agricultural subsidies post Brexit, I pulled up this little gem :

Minister Poots has said: "Leaving the EU provides for an unprecedented level of regional discretion and flexibility with regard to future agricultural support in Northern Ireland.  This is the most significant change in policy affecting the agricultural sector in over 40 years.  It means that our policies do not have to be constrained by the EU CAP Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 construct - we need to move to something new which better addresses the needs of Northern Ireland agriculture.
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"Therefore with this in mind from the 1st of January 2021, I have decided to implement the following changes:

Remove the Greening requirements for the 2021 scheme year and incorporate the Greening Payment into Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlement unit values. The evidence is strong that the Greening requirements of Crop Diversification and Environmental Focus Area retention have very limited relevance to NI.

.... level?   .... playing? .... field?

Where is @borderirish when we need it?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sun Dec 13th, 2020 at 10:12:22 PM EST

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