Commisioner Hogan Responds to Scottish Farm Payment Debacle

Commisioner Hogan admits, "I would like to see all farmers, whether in Scotland or elsewhere, paid as quickly as possible."


Last month I raised concerns with the European Farming Commisioner regarding the rate of single farm payments in Scotland. Phil Hogan responded in this letter, acknowledging that 'farmers are operating in a challenging environment.' He also acknowledges the, 'importance of cashflow' and says he would like to see 'all farmers, in Scotland or elsewhere, paid as quickly as possible.' This should serve as another signal to the SNP that they need to get their act together, stop passing the buck and get on and deliver this vital cash to our farmers.