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The balloon could burst if land values start to slide this summer

12:00 AM - MOST sectors of Scottish farming have been suffering depressed commodity prices for some time. Low or non-existent profits, coupled with lengthy delays in receiving the all-important basic payments from the Scottish Government, have stretched some farmers to their financial limit. The extent of the financial difficulties many farmers are in was illustrated last summer by tales of contractors cutting silage for customers who hadn't managed to pay for the previous year's work. Those in the know around the rings of livestock marts gossip about struggling dairy farmers having to sell off cows to pay for their next feed delivery.
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