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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).

National Plant Health Week

We all have a role to play in protecting our plants and trees – Rural Affairs Minister

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths is reminding people what they can do to protect plants and trees in Wales from pests and diseases during National Plant Health Week.


First Wales Wildlife and Rural Crime Strategy to be launched

The first made-in-Wales strategy to tackle wildlife and rural crime is to be launched at the Royal Welsh Showground on Thursday.


Minister sees Denbighshire businesses and projects making a positive impact

North Wales Minister Lesley Griffiths has taken a first-hand look at how growing businesses and new developments are making a difference in Denbighshire.

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Welsh Government continues to work with all partners in Llangefni – Minister for North Wales

The Welsh Government is continuing to work with all partners in Llangefni and wider community following the closure of 2 Sisters, Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths has said

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£30m Active Travel route and A55 improvements officially opened

The completion of the safety and improvement work on the Aber Tai’r Meibion section of the A55, which includes a new active travel route, has been officially marked by the Minister for North Wales Lesley Griffiths.

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Maintain stringent biosecurity and stay vigilant – reminder as kept birds housing order lifts

Bird keepers are being reminded to continue to maintain rigorous hygiene and biosecurity measures, and to remain vigilant for the signs of avian flu, as the housing order for poultry and captive birds is lifted today (Tuesday April 18).


Welsh seafood on show at fin-tastic world event

Four North Wales seafood companies will be looking to make waves at the industry’s biggest global event in Barcelona next week

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Avian Influenza: Housing Order to be lifted on 18 April

  • Enhanced biosecurity requirements brought in as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) in December to remain in place.
  • Bird keepers encouraged to use the next week to prepare for release of birds – particularly outdoor areas.
  • Findings of dead wild birds should continue to be reported to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77 and keepers should report suspicion of disease to APHA on 0300 303 8268.
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Plan published to build on steady progress to eradicate TB

A refreshed five-year Delivery Plan to build on the steady progress achieved to date to eradicate bovine TB in Wales has been published by Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths.


£400,000 to support fishing industry in Wales

Fishers and vessel owners in Wales will be able to apply to a £400,000 fund from 3 April to adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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North Wales conference key to supporting businesses on global stage

Supporting North Wales businesses to build on their capabilities is key to success in international markets, North Wales Minister Lesley Griffiths has said.