Wales

Welsh budget: Rural Affairs spending to increase

Welsh budget: Rural Affairs spending to increase

Government expenditure for the rural affairs department of the Welsh government is set to increase incrementally over the next three years....

December 20, 2021

BPS payments issue to over 93% of farm businesses in Wales

BPS payments issue to over 93% of farm businesses in Wales

More than 93% of Welsh farm businesses have today (Wednesday, December 15) received Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2021 full or...

December 15, 2021

Tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

Tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

A case of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis has been confirmed in Wales for the first time. The fungal-like pathogen...

December 14, 2021

Wales sets up emergency coordination centre to deal with bird flu crisis

Wales sets up emergency coordination centre to deal with bird flu crisis

Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has established an emergency coordination centre to help Wales deal with the current...

December 8, 2021

FUW: ‘Violence against women and girls is not acceptable’

FUW: ‘Violence against women and girls is not acceptable’

The Farmer’s Union of Wales have reaffirmed its continued support to end violence against women and girls by joining the...

November 25, 2021

FUW meets Ag spokesperson to discuss Labour-Plaid cooperation

FUW meets Ag spokesperson to discuss Labour-Plaid cooperation

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) met with Plaid Cymru spokesperson on Rural Affairs and Agriculture Cefin Campbell MS yesterday...

November 24, 2021

Survey to explore digital connectivity in Wales

Survey to explore digital connectivity in Wales

A survey run by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (Wales), the CLA, Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW), National Farmers’...

November 22, 2021

Avian flu in poultry and wild birds in northeast Wales

Avian flu in poultry and wild birds in northeast Wales

The presence of avian influenza H5N1 (avian flu) in poultry and wild birds at a premises in northeast Wales has...

November 2, 2021

NVZ regulations will undermine milk production and dairy industry – FUW

NVZ regulations will undermine milk production and dairy industry – FUW

Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) chairman Dei Davies has said that the current Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) regulations will “severely undermine”...

October 22, 2021

Views sought on proposed livestock movement changes for Wales

Views sought on proposed livestock movement changes for Wales

The Welsh government is asking for farmers’ views on how livestock are identified, registered and how their movements are reported....

October 21, 2021

Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

Over 15,600 farm businesses in Wales to receive BPS payments tomorrow

Over 15,600 farm businesses across Wales will receive a share of over £159.6m in Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Advance payments...

October 14, 2021

Countryfile presenter headlining Taste of Wales next month

Countryfile presenter headlining Taste of Wales next month

Wales’ largest international food and drink event, BlasCymru (Taste of Wales), is set to return next month, on October 27...

September 30, 2021

Over £66 million given to extend Welsh environmental farming schemes

Over £66 million given to extend Welsh environmental farming schemes

More than £66 million is being made available by the Welsh government to continue delivering positive environmental outcomes for Wales,...

September 21, 2021

New vision to help increase innovative food growing in Wales

New vision to help increase innovative food growing in Wales

A new vision to increase high tech food production in Wales which also has a positive impact on climate change...

September 7, 2021

5 in hospital after Welsh meat-processing factory ‘leak’

5 in hospital after Welsh meat-processing factory ‘leak’

Five people have been taken to hospital after a suspected chemical leak at a meat-processing factory in Wales. Fire crews...

September 6, 2021

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

‘World record’: Sheepdog pup sells for £10,600 in Wales

Welsh auctioneer Farmers Marts is claiming a “world record” has been set at its July timed internet auction of working...

July 9, 2021

White Paper ‘fails to address our concerns’ about the future of farm tenants – TFA Cymru

White Paper ‘fails to address our concerns’ about the future of farm tenants – TFA Cymru

The Tenant Farmers Association in Wales (TFA Cymru) has said that the Welsh government has failed to provide adequate safeguards...

December 16, 2020

Long-term vision for sustainable Welsh agriculture unveiled

Long-term vision for sustainable Welsh agriculture unveiled

A 15 to 20-year vision to create a sustainable agricultural sector in Wales for future generations has today (Wednesday, December...

December 16, 2020