The UK wants to change farming. It will pay older farmers to retire. It wants more young farmers. Older farmers could get $140,000 if they retire. The UK wants to protect the environment. Older farmers use farming methods that are not so environmentally friendly. The UK thinks younger farmers will use greener methods.
The average age of a UK farmer is 59. Around 40 per cent are over 65. The UK wants to help older farmers to retire. Its plan is popular with older farmers. Around 75 per cent of older farmers like it. A farmers' group wants a fair plan for older farmers. It wants them to have enough time and information to make life-changing decisions.