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Report Says E.U. Preparing To Target " Armchair" Farmer Payments

Up to 10,000 'armchair' farmers in Wicklow and around the country may lose payments from the European Union in two years' time.

Member states are in negotiations for the 2023 Common Agricultural Policy.
The Irish Farmers Journal says the EU wants to introduce a definition of a 'genuine' farmer - meaning people who lease out their land could lose their payments.
But Midlands-Northwest MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan says he doesn't think the measure will be brought in

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