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Farmers who graze common land in England could receive backdated farm subsidy payments running into millions of pounds. Defra changed the rule on how CAP payments will be made on commons after farmers with common land rights in Minchinhampton and Rodborough in Gloucestershire launched a legal challenge. Under the Single Payment Scheme (SPS), Defra calculated the proportion of the total eligible area of a common a farmer could claim on the basis of the total number of rights recorded in […]
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