This has become a pointless thread.
Arguing points with people who know nothing about farming, have made their mind up and have no interest in hearing the truth.
If people want to believe farmers are coining it, fine. If ignorant idiots want to believe Farmers are either driving merc's, dodging the tax man, screwing the 3rd level grant system or taking advantage of young lads by paying them in pasetos then fine, leave them wallow in their ignorance.
Farming was ignored and sniggered at during the boom. But now when the country is on its knees it's farming that is being held up as a way to recover the country and generate revenue and jobs for the country. It's just a pity that the farmers aren't recognised as the hard working and honest people that they are.
Feck the begrudgers
They don't participate in Tax evasion but rather tax avoidance
They alter their accounts to decrease their tax bill in a legitimate manner. They are the highest recipients of third level assistance across any other sector.