The joint statement said: “We are pleased that Ministers have listened to our representations and have decided “to resist pressure from Scotland for an increased share that would have been at the expense of other parts of the UK”.
“The share of both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 funds will remain exactly as it was in the last budgetary period. We believe this is a fair settlement for farmers across the United Kingdom. The resolution of the budgetary split now allows the four governments to take further decisions on CAP Reform with a clear idea of available resources in the next seven-year period.”
NFU President Peter Kendall
NFU Cymru President Ed Bailey
Ulster Farmers’ Union Harry Sinclair