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ScotGov:  Details of how 's share of the EU Dairy Fund will be allocated have been announced.  The Fund was agreed in November 2009 by EU Finance Ministers to support dairy farmers severely affected by the fall in milk prices based on 2008/2009 milk production.  It comes in the form of a national envelope allocated to each Member State - will receive £2.548m.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said that after consulting the industry (who favoured simplification), he has decided to allocate the money on a flat term basis of 0.2p per litre - the same formula which will be used in , Wales & Northern Ireland.  Payments must be made by the end of June 2010.
Press release ~ Consultation (closed) on the method of distribution for the UK's share of the €300 million EU Dairy Fund ~ Rural Payments Agency ~ ScotGov:  Farming and Rural Issues

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