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Animal Welfare Teams delivering across Wales

Award-winning teams of animal licensing and enforcement officers are making a difference across Wales, as part of the Welsh Government’s plans to improve animal welfare, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths said today.

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Statement from Rural Affairs Minister as consultation closes

The Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has today thanked everyone who has taken the time to respond to the Sustainable Farming Scheme consultation. She has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to supporting farming as a crucial means of addressing the climate and nature emergency which is threatening the ability of future generations to produce the food they need.


£1m boost for marine, fisheries and aquaculture industry in Wales

£1 million of Welsh Government funding is being made available to boost the marine, fisheries and aquaculture industry in Wales, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.


Keeping Farmers Farming. Make sure we know your views - we are listening

As the consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme enters its final two weeks the Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths is urging people to take part in the consultation and make sure their views are heard. 

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First Minister announces new Coetiroedd Bach funding at Caernarfon school

The next round of funding for the Coetiroedd Bach/Tiny Forest scheme is now open, the First Minister Mark Drakeford announced today while visiting Ysgol Pendalar in Caernarfon.

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Comment following meeting with the Farming Unions – 19 February

The Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths said: “I meet with the farming unions regularly and I wanted to have a meeting as soon as possible after our Sustainable Farming Scheme roadshows and theirs had been completed. 

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Avian Influenza: Bird gatherings ban relaxed in Wales

The ban on gatherings of Galliforme birds such as pheasants, chickens and turkeys has been lifted in Wales, Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Dr Richard Irvine has announced.

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Responsible dog ownership vital to protect livestock

As the days lengthen and more of us are getting out into the countryside, people are being reminded to keep their dogs under control around livestock.


Mallows Bottling at Coed Ely goes from strength to strength

Mallows Bottling, a family-owned facility based in Coed Ely is going from strength to strength since it opened for business in 2021, with exports being its focus for the future growth.

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£38 million taste of success for Welsh food and drink

BlasCymru/TasteWales 2023 saw a record high for Welsh food and drink businesses as confirmed and potential sales reached £38 million, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Vets and farmers working together on animal health pilot scheme

A pilot project funded by the Welsh Government to trial and assess how closer working between farmers and vets can improve animal health and improve a farm’s productivity is underway.

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Maximising European programme funds key to supporting rural Wales

All available funding through the Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 for Wales has been invested, within the programme period, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.