EDITOR – I was interested and surprised to see the BBC Panorama programme on TV on Monday, March 5.
Apparently, farmers are receiving £100 per acre in subsidy annually for every acre of land that they own or rent.
A quick calculation means that a 100-acre farmer will be paid £10,000 by the taxpayer every year.
On top of this I am told that wheat and beef prices have doubled in the last five years since the recession began.
While most families are struggling so desperately to make ends meet it is reassuring to know that our tax is at least keeping one section of the community in the manner to which it has become accustomed.
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