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Dr Richard Irvine

Wales’ new Chief Veterinary Officer announced

Dr Richard Irvine has been announced as Wales’ new Chief Veterinary Officer.

Welsh Government

Deeside site on Rolls Royce SMR shortlist

. The inclusion of the Gateway site in Deeside on the shortlist of three sites for the Rolls Royce SMR factory to produce key components for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), shows the strength of the skills and expertise in North Wales, Ministers have said.

Welsh Government

New project aims to eradicate Sheep Scab from Wales

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has awarded Coleg Sir Gar a three-year contract to work on eradicating Sheep Scab in Wales.

Welsh Government

Basic Payment Scheme announced for 2023 and 2024

 A total budget of £238m will be available for direct payments to farmers in 2023, the same level provided over the past three years, the Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths confirmed today.

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Welsh farms to share millions of pounds

Welsh farms will receive a share of £62.5 million as Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2022 full or balance payments are made tomorrow (Friday 9 December).

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£3m funding scheme for marine, fisheries and aquaculture projects announced

A £3m funding scheme to support the fisheries, marine and aquaculture sectors is now open for expressions of interest, Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced.

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Retail sale of peat in horticulture in Wales to end

The retail sale of peat in horticulture will end in Wales, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced.

Welsh Government

New measures to tackle avian influenza come into force tomorrow

Bird keepers are being reminded new compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect their birds against avian influenza come into force tomorrow (Friday 2 December).

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Welsh Leeks secures protection

Wales’ national vegetable and emblem, the Welsh Leek, is now officially protected as it gains PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) UK GI status.

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Come and see us at Winter Fair, says Rural Affairs Minister

 As one of the most important events in the Welsh rural calendar takes place the Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, is encouraging visitors to this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair to call in to the Welsh Government stand

Welsh Government

New compulsory biosecurity and housing measures to further protect against AI

New biosecurity and housing requirements will be implemented for poultry and captive birds in Wales as surveillance of avian influenza suggests a heightened risk of disease for Wales over the winter months.

Welsh Government

Update on Agricultural Pollution Regulations as consultation published

Following an update last month on the Agricultural Pollution Regulations the Minister for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, is today reminding farmers of the next phase of the regulations which will come into force in January 2023, while also publishing a consultation on a licensing scheme.