Farmers take MAFF to court

Two farmers who claim that the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (MAFF) wrongly denied them EU payments for cereal crops are taking their battle to the High Court. Brian and Michael Cresswell, of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, claim MAFF was wrong to withdraw four fields from an EC aid application because they were part of a land dispute. Mr Justice Owen gave the Cresswells leave to challenge MAFF.