Sheep grazing on common land© Tim Scrivener
Backdated subsidy payments totalling millions of pounds are to be paid to common land farmers in England over the next few days, the NFU has revealed. In a statement released on Monday (31 July), the union claimed “a major legal win” in a long-running dispute with Defra over single farm payments for farmers who graze common land. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) had previously denied active commoners the ability to claim for all the farmed area of a common under […]
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