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Increase in Glastir payments made in January

There has been a significant increase in the number of Glastir payments made early in the payment window to Welsh farm businesses, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Welsh food and drink to take centre stage at major Dubai event

Welsh food and drink producers will be showcasing their products in Dubai in February at Gulfood, one of the world’s largest food and drink trade exhibitions.

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New Year, new focus on food and drink careers in Wales

A campaign to encourage people to consider a new career in Wales’ growing food and drink industry has been launched by the Welsh Government.

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£14 million boost for Welsh food and drink businesses

BlasCymru/TasteWales 2021 has already helped identify an estimated £14m in new and potential business deals for Welsh food and drink businesses, according to initial feedback.

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£1 million made available to support Wales’ fishing industry

Wales’ fishing community is being invited to submit applications to a £1m fund to primarily help mitigate the ongoing impact Covid is having on the industry and adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions for seafood products.

 

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Protect your birds from avian flu

The Chief Vet for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has stressed the importance of people continuing to take action to protect their birds against avian flu.

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Animal health and welfare plan key to Wales’ future – Rural Affairs Minister

Enhancing standards in a way which safeguards trade and builds a more sustainable farming sector are key to the Welsh Government’s new Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Plan.

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“Protect your flocks now, to avoid losing them to avian flu” – Wales’ Chief Vet

 Poultry keepers need to take action now to make sure they have biosecurity measures in place to protect their birds, or risk losing their flocks to bird flu, the Chief Vet for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has said today.

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Register to have your say on Wales’ future farming scheme

The Welsh Government is encouraging farmers to register to have their say in the next phase of designing the new Sustainable Farming Scheme.

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More than 93% of Welsh farms paid Basic Payments 2021

Over 93% of Welsh farm businesses have today received their Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2021 full or balance payments, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Message from Wales Chief Veterinary Officer, Christianne Glossop

 

Many people across Wales keep birds such as chickens, other poultry and waterfowl  in their gardens or smallholdings.  As well as for food production, some of these birds are kept as pets and can become a well-loved part of the family.

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Avian Influenza identified in poultry near Crickhowell, Powys

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop has confirmed the presence of avian influenza H5N1  on a mixed poultry premises near Crickhowell, Brecon and Radnorshire, Powys.