Dear Sir

Once again the Scottish Government has stolen money from the agriculture budget to help balance the books.

Yet miraculously it has found money to increase forestry grant support to help counter recent inflationary pressures. It has also found money for bracken control where trees are to be planted.

No money for on-farm bracken control or a raise in BPS and greening payments which have been depleted by inflation for many years.

I think this tells the whole story!!!

Stephen Withers, Upper Hundalee Farm, Dunion Road, Jedburgh.