BBC news - 'The richer you are the more subsidy you receive'

B'o'B

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Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
In essence it's correct.
Not really, the more agricultural land you own yes the more BPS you will have received. Either directly or through it's effect on the rental value of land. But there are some extremely wealthy people who won't have received any BPS, as they don't own or occupy any land.
So the BBC statement is completely incorrect.
 
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unlacedgecko

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Livestock Farmer
Not really, the more agricultural land you own yes the more BPS you will have received. Either directly or through it's effect on the rental value of land. But there are some extremely wealthy people who won't have received any BPS, as they don't own or occupy any land.
So the BBC statement is completely incorrect.
Obviously the statement is made within an agricultural/land ownership context.
 
one thing i will say is that farmers never set the price they were to receive in subsidy its not like i said give me this much ? that's what they paid for at the time and let it roll .. we have all adjusted our businesses to suite .. but they paid us and now make it seem like we paid ourselves ??
 

lloyd

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Location
Herefordshire
Isn’t everyone on here working their asses off paying off a mortgage?
That's the problem people think owning a farm is a lottery
win and don't realise sacrifices were made to pay for it in the beginning.
I dont want to moan about subsidies but neither am I going to subsidise
cheap food for the British public .There are plenty of alternative ways to gain income other than food production.
 
Hands up everyone who thinks it is a good idea, with everything that Joe Public has gone through over the last 6 months, for farmers to kick off about this ?
It's got nothing to do with the public. It's about the BBC and their reporting. The words i quoted were a direct quote from the lunchtime BBC news reporters mouth on the changes to farming. Even if you try and take it out of context of the wider report he made, it is not a correct statement and infers an incorrect assumption to those who don't know any better.
 

Farma Parma

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Arable Farmer
Location
In the Dyke Back
one thing i will say is that farmers never set the price they were to receive in subsidy its not like i said give me this much ? that's what they paid for at the time and let it roll .. we have all adjusted our businesses to suite .. but they paid us and now make it seem like we paid ourselves ??
Problem is all the Input Supply Sectors in all types of Farming know we can claim this sub & they want there cut.
 

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