21 July 1995

Set-aside change

MAFF is expected to announce rule changes which will prevent arable farmers exporting their set-aside to land taken on under a Farm Business Tenancy during the first two years. The current rules allow growers to move their entire set-aside obligation on to FBT units of more than 61ha (150 acres) immediately. Once the MAFF change is implemented land will have to be farmed for two years before such a move can be made.