Older farmers in England will be paid to retire under a UK government scheme to bring new blood into the trade.
The average farmer could receive a lump sum payment of £50,000 – capped at £100,000 for farmers with most land.
It is part of a massive overhaul of farm grants, incentivising farmers to protect the environment.
Some older farmers are resistant to new “green” methods, Environment Secretary George Eustice believes, and he wants them to move on.
Currently, under the old EU system, farmers receive grants based largely on the amount of land they farm.
The average farmer currently receives about £21,000 in grants – although those who own large amounts of land, such as the Queen, have been receiving more than half a million pounds each year.
Farmers in Wales are expected to be able to benefit from a similar scheme to the England plans announced by Mr Eustice. Plans in Scotland and Northern Ireland will be different.
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