Farmers reminded CAP rules still apply

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NFU Scotland is reminding members that now the UK has left the EU,  the Common Agricultural Policy rules, with which they currently comply, will still apply.

There will be no changes to key schemes as the UK enters the EU exit transition period and farmers or crofters should continue to meet all requirements.

In 2020, all existing CAP regulations remain in place. That means farmers and crofters must still comply with current rules on cross compliance, mapping, greening and Single Application Form (SAF) procedures. Alongside these requirements, compliance inspections will continue in 2020 as they did in 2019.

NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick said: ‘All farmers and crofters must bear in mind that the rulebook is not being thrown out the window.

‘They must ensure they continue to comply with current regulations, if they are to avoid penalties. It is business as usual as we enter the EU exit transition period and negotiate new trade agreements with the EU.’