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Cabinet Secretary confirms support available for farmers in 2025

Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, has, today (Wednesday, July 17), confirmed a number of schemes to support farmers and landowners before the Sustainable Farming Scheme is introduced in 2026.

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Securing a Sustainable future for Wales’ cockle fishing heritage

New Legislation comes into force today [10 July] which help to ensure cockle fisheries in Wales remain environmentally sustainable and economically viable for the future

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Farming industry feedback shapes new changes to TB testing announced today.

Huw Irranca-Davies, the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, has made further changes to TB testing in Wales after meeting with and listening to farmers across Wales.


Future generations outline ideas to tackle climate change.

As part of Climate Challenge Cymru, 50 pupils from 10 mid and west Wales schools took part in a Climate Youth event at the Senedd this week.

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Wales legislates to tackle Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

On 1 July, the Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (Wales) Order 2024 will be introduced to facilitate an industry-led approach to eradicating the disease.

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Rural Affairs Secretary chairs first SFS Roundtable.

The Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies will today [Thursday, 6 June] chair the inaugural meeting of the Sustainable Farming Scheme Roundtable.

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Learning about sea salt success on Ynys Môn

Huw Irranca-Davies, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Climate Change, has visited Halen Môn, one of Wales’s best-known Welsh producers and exporters to the rest of the world.


Mandatory use of CCTV in all Slaughterhouses approved.

New Regulations have today been approved by the Senedd for the mandatory use of CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.

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Immediate changes to be made to on-farm slaughter.

The outcomes and recommendations from the Bovine TB Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) first meeting are announced today.

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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.