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Millions of pounds in farm subsidies goes to landowners

Millions of pounds of public money are being paid out in agricultural subsidies to businessmen who do not work their land.

A BBC investigation has established that instead of helping struggling farmers, the cash is going to some of the biggest landowners in the country.

As part of her investigation, BBC Scotland's Samantha Poling was able to register herself as a farmer and buy eligibility for subsidy.

Watch BBC Scotland Investigates: The Money Farmers on BBC ONE Scotland at 20:30.

  • 05 Mar 2012