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Beware a farmland bubble

Published 19/01/2012 | 10:44

As the countdown to major reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2014 begins in earnest, are farmers in danger of igniting another property boom?

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With the method of payment set to change from a headage or production-based system to one based on acreage, there are already strong indications that agricultural land prices and rents are soaring in anticipation of the introduction of the new system.

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