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Defra: Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Food and Farming, has welcomed the decision to replace the 10-month rule governing the period for which farmers have to have land at their disposal under the Single Payment Scheme (SPS).
 
Following agreement at this week's EU Agriculture Council, farmers will be required from the 2008 scheme year to have the land used to support their SPS claims at their disposal on just one day.  In the UK, that day will be 15 May each scheme year
Press release ~ Defra – Single payment scheme ~ The Rural Payments Agency
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