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A fall in consumer demand and high production costs are to blame for a slump in the Scottish chicken industry. That's according to one processor who may have to cut more than 200 jobs at its plant in Perthshire. But will a rescue plan for the Scottish Chicken industry help?
And the Scottish Government say their farmers will loose out on over £850 million pounds worth of European money in the latest Common Agricultural Policy reforms. Whilst each country in the UK decide how it will spend its allocation. The UK Government is in charge of dividing up the pot from the EU - and Defra has decided to share the money out equally.
The Welsh Government has said its pretty pleased with that, and like England, is looking at moving up to fifteen percent of the cash from direct farm payments to rural enterprise and agri environment schemes Similiary the assembly in Northern Ireland has accepted its share of the European money and will complete its consultation with farmers in mid-January.
But the Scottish Government says that the UK is getting extra cash from Europe which is aimed at those who get the lowest payments... And that this 'uplift' money is for their farmers, not for all UK farmers.
Meanwhile - we hear from one analyst who favours scrapping the CAP payments altogether.
And Anna Hill finds out about how the latest bird atlas, published by the British Trust for Ornithology, has been charting the changes in our farmland bird populations for over a decade.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Jules Benham.
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