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New record high for Welsh Food and Drink exports

Welsh Food and Drink exports were worth £797 million in 2022, the highest recorded yearly value, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Single Malt Welsh Whisky protected

One of Wales’ most popular spirits, the Single Malt Welsh Whisky, is now officially protected after it secured PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) UK GI status.

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Highlight of rural calendar begins as we look ahead to future of farming – Lesley Griffiths

          The Royal Welsh Show is the highlight of the rural calendar and is the ideal place to continue discussions and conversations about securing a resilient future for farming and our rural communities, Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths said today.

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Interim agri-environment scheme announced for 2024

 

          An agri-environment scheme to support protection of habitats on agricultural land is to be introduced from 1 January 2024 until the beginning of the Sustainable Farming Scheme in 2025, the Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Consultation on Wales’ first Fisheries Management Plans

Public consultations on two joint Wales and England Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) have been published today. 

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Update on Sustainable Farming scheme as co-design response published

The co-design response to the outline proposals of the Sustainable Farming Scheme has provided valuable feedback, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths said today.

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Protecting environment and benefitting business key for Vale of Glamorgan farm

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has visited a farm in the Vale of Glamorgan which is taking action to tackle the climate and nature emergencies and benefit their business.

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Food and Drink Festivals and Events Fund announced

A £300,000 fund to provide support for food and drink festivals and events across Wales opens for applications today (Saturday, 1 July).

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Vets vital in ensuring high animal health and welfare standards in Wales

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has said she wants Wales to be viewed as the best place to practice veterinary medicine.

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First Wales Agriculture Bill gets the go-ahead

Senedd Members have voted in favour of the first made-in-Wales Agriculture Bill which will be key in supporting farmers and sustainable food production for generations to come.

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Historic Wales Agriculture Bill final stage to be voted on

The first-ever made-in-Wales Agriculture Bill moves to its final stage of Senedd scrutiny today (Tuesday, 27 June)

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Higher payment rates announced for farmers creating woodland

The Welsh Government is calling on all farmers in Wales to help tackle the climate emergency by planting trees as higher payment rates for woodland creation are confirmed today (Thursday, May 25).