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Agriculture Bill: ‘Golden handshake’ to quit farming – Farmers Weekly

Farmers Weekly
Farmers wishing to retire may benefit from some of today's announcments.

Farmers Weekly Farmers will be able to use direct payments as a “golden handshake” to retire from the industry under plans contained in the government’s Agriculture Bill. To help new entrants get into the sector and give farmers flexibility to plan for the future, direct payments will be “delinked” from the requirement to farm the land.

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