Farmers win legal fight
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Farmers win legal fight over grazing payments

Thousands of common land farmers across the UK are to receive backdated payments totalling millions of pounds.

It follows a legal challenge from farmers who graze livestock on Minchinhampton and Rodborough commons in Gloucestershire.

They began a legal battle in 2005 after Defra changed the way it paid subsidies through the Single Payment Scheme.

  • 09 Oct 2017
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