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Rural Affairs Secretary shares new timeframe for the Sustainable Farming Scheme

  • Confirmation that the Basic Payment Scheme will be available in 2025
  • Proposed SFS transition period will start in 2026
  • We have always said the Scheme would not be introduced until it is ready and I stand by that” -  Rural Affairs Secretary, Huw Irranca-Davies
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Welsh farmers urged to be vigilant for signs of Bluetongue.

Wales’ Chief Veterinary Officer has urged farmers in Wales to be alert to signs of Bluetongue as we enter a period where animals are at an increased risk of contracting Bluetongue virus from midges.

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New Cabinet Secretary casts a wide net on first visit with fishers

Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies recently met with local fishers at Swansea Maritime Quarter.

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Food and Drink Festivals and Events Fund announced.

A fund to support food and drink festivals and events across Wales opens for applications on Wednesday 1 May.

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£20 million farm infrastructure support confirmed

Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, has today confirmed two funding schemes to support investment in on farm infrastructure, which will help to build resilience to the potential impact of climate change.

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Results from world’s first full-town digital deposit return scheme trial are in

Residents and businesses in mid-Wales have helped to create a world-first initiative to by taking part in the trial of a digital deposit return scheme (DDRS).

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Getting workplace recycling sorted

From today (Saturday, April 6), it will become law for all businesses, charities, and public sector organisations to sort their waste for recycling.