Andrew McCornick is the Regional Chairman for NFU Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway).
He says that although the government aid is welcome, it is not the long term solution:
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Lee Sheeran and Victoria Bell returned from the shops to find John Porter rifling through their gifts. They chased him down the street.
Cold temperatures will see showers turn to snow in parts of the region.
47-year-old Police Constable Nick Dumphreys died after the incident on the southbound carriageway on Sunday 26 January.