Both myself and many other people in the Blogosphere have commented on the woeful lack of payments to farmers.
Whether you agree with subsidising farmers or not, they are entitled to them and the government still haven't paid them. They found the time to ban hunting across the fields, but not actually promote the business that might keep these farmers going.
Still we've wondered why the payments still haven't been reaching the farmers:
From the BBC:
"The agency [Rural Payments Agency] said it was investigating claims that staff leapt naked from filing cabinets, had sex in office toilets, held break-dancing competitions during working hours and fought in a reception area. "
Remember... it's your tax money that finances this.