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Too much pressure

WITH TWO two weeks to go to the traditional November term date, farm rental negotiations are in full swing across the country – and tenant farmers have been warned against being 'browbeaten' into unreasonably large rent increases.

According to the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association, some tenants are being put under pressure to accept rent rises out of step with the miserable summer and poor harvest.

However, landowners' body Scottish Land and Estates dismissed this claim as a 'smear' against land agents and called on STFA to provide evidence of these alleged unreasonable rent demands.

(For the full story see The Scottish Farmer this week, 17 November 2012)

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