Research work has explored the impact of adopting greening measures on the profits of Scottish beef and sheep farms. For the majority of farms, the adoption of greening measures would have little to no impact on farm profits. The exception is intensive beef farms, where there is a very small, negative impact from greening CAP basic payments.
The move to flat rate regionalised payments will have more of an impact on farm profits for most Scottish beef and sheep farms. The number of farms affected, and the extent to which they are affected, will depend on the rate chosen for Scotland.
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Greening of the CAP - how will it affect Scottish beef and sheep farming?