Scheme tackles old and young in farming

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If just a quarter of the country’s farmers aged over 65 entered into a share farming agreement it would allow more than 3,000 new entrants to start working the land.

That’s the conclusion of the document, An option for enterprising farmers, launched by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

It says the scheme gives young people a first foot on the farming ladder while reducing the workload on older farmers who cannot afford to retire – while maintaining an income for them.