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Farm incomes plummet in five years

POOR farmgate prices, rising input costs and falling support levels see farm incomes halved in a year.

The latest Scottish Government statistics estimate that average farm incomes have decreased by 48 per cent in the last year alone, leaving farming families a return of £12,600. The downward slide in farm incomes, since a peak in 2010/11, has seen a 75 percent fall over five years.

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