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Biodiversity targets put at risk after cut in agriculture environment budget - Hume

September 22, 2011 4:55 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the reduction in the Agriculture Environment budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs spokesperson Jim Hume MSP said:

"It is thoroughly disappointing that the Scottish Government have chosen to reduce the Agricultural Environment budget putting Agricultural Environment schemes at risk.

"These schemes not only enable farmers and crofters to diversify their businesses but vitally, they enhance our natural environment and protect it for the future.

"With the planned reduction in this budget, the Scottish Government has some tough questions to answer on how they will reach their 2020 biodiversity targets.

"The Scottish Government needs to consider Scotland's agricultural and environmental future which these schemes have an important part to play."
Commenting on the reduction in the Agriculture Environment budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs spokesperson Jim Hume MSP said:

"It is thoroughly disappointing that the Scottish Government have chosen to reduce the Agricultural Environment budget putting Agricultural Environment schemes at risk.

"These schemes not only enable farmers and crofters to diversify their businesses but vitally, they enhance our natural environment and protect it for the future.

"With the planned reduction in this budget, the Scottish Government has some tough questions to answer on how they will reach their 2020 biodiversity targets.

"The Scottish Government needs to consider Scotland's agricultural and environmental future which these schemes have an important part to play."