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Martin O'Sullivan: Clarity around entitlements needs to be the top priority for landowners signing new leases

Future EU farm payment schemes may well change the definition of an ‘active’ or ‘genuine’ farmer, and this could have big implications for entitlements’ income clauses in land leases

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The term ‘active farmer’ has now been replaced in the CAP reform documentation by the term ‘genuine farmer’ which will set alarm bells ringing for some land lessors

The term ‘active farmer’ has now been replaced in the CAP reform documentation by the term ‘genuine farmer’ which will set alarm bells ringing for some land lessors

The term ‘active farmer’ has now been replaced in the CAP reform documentation by the term ‘genuine farmer’ which will set alarm bells ringing for some land lessors

As is usual at this time of year there is a cohort of landowners who are about to sign up to a lease of land and entitlements.

However, this year is different in that landowners have no idea of what the future holds in regard to the fate of their entitlements.


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