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New tractors from John Deere

JOHN Deere’s new 6R and 6M Series tractors will be featured for the first time at LAMMA’15, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show taking place on January 21-22 at the...

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Christmas jumper day

RAISING MONEY: From left, FUW Anglesey county executive officer Heidi Williams, Pembrokeshire county executive officer Rebecca Voyle, policy officer Helen Ovens, translator Angharad Evans, Caernarfon county executive officer Gwynedd Watkin, finance/agency officer Eirian Lloyd...

OVERDUE TB TEST WARNING

FUW members are being warned that from January 1 all cattle keepers in Wales with overdue TB tests will suffer a penalty against their CAP scheme payment. This “zero tolerance” cross-compliance enforcement for tests...

Government support and challenge for Wales YFC

DEPUTY farming and food minister Rebecca Evans has announced an £88,600 grant over 12 months to enable Wales YFC to continue its important work. The movement was recently unsuccessful in a bid for funding...

UNION TO CONSULT ON PAYMENTS

AS Welsh Farmer/Y Tir went to press, the Welsh Government’s consultation on the future of the Basic Payment Scheme was believed to be imminent. Following a legal challenge by Fairness for the Uplands, the...

BVD uncovered in online sessions

DAIRY and beef farmers get the chance to put their key questions about Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) to disease expert Richard Booth during two interactive webinars this month. These will cover the following topics:...

Hill farmers forced to foot fencing costs, AM claims

WELSH hill farmers could find themselves for the first time footing the bill for repairing hundreds of miles of forestry fences, claims Welsh Conservatives leader Andrew R T Davies. This follows Natural Resources Wales’...

Support for Wales’ growing organic sector

ORGANIC producers in Wales are being given an extra boost to help develop the country’s growing organic sector thanks to a new initiative from certification body Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G). OF&G Cymru will...

Welsh MP raises plight of dairy in Parliament

CEREDIGION MP Mark Williams raised the plight of dairy farmers in the St David’s Day Debate in Parliament last month. Speaking in the Commons, Mr warned that the crisis facing the dairy industry ‘cannot...

Prys is HCC’s new head of operations

FORMER Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) employee Prys Morgan has been appointed the organisation’s new head of operations. “I am delighted to announce that Prys is taking up this new and exciting role with HCC,”...

Italians savour taste of Welsh Lamb

WELSH Lamb was flavour of the month for Italians at home and abroad during March. It was enjoyed by London’s Italian community during a gala dinner prepared for over 100 guests when celebrity chef...