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First Milk blames worldwide drop in prices

FIRST Milk has admitted a year of volatility “never been seen before” was one of the reasons for deferring payments to its suppliers. While returns from globally traded products were at record levels 12...

UPLANDS CONCERN

WELSH farmers are facing uncertainty over the future of basic payment rates and regions after a legal challenge led to the Welsh Government quashing regulations which defined Wales’ payment regions. Under proposals announced by...

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...

TB PROBE SURVEY

THE FUW has welcomed the launch of a survey of badgers found dead in Wales. The survey is being conducted as part of the Welsh Government’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme and badgers found dead...

Eradication meetings

AFTER the success earlier this year of Wales TB Eradication Regional Boards meetings in a bid to engage with the industry, a similar series of meetings will be held across the country early in...

Positive talks with natural resources minister

THE FUW has described a first meeting with natural resources minister Carl Sargeant as extremely positive. The minister was accompanied by deputy food and farming minister Rebecca Evans. After the meeting, FUW deputy president...

MINISTER REVEALS NEW TB FIGURES

LATEST statistics showing that new incidents of bovine TB in Wales are down by 18 per cent on the previous 12-month period have been welcomed by deputy agriculture minister Rebecca Evans. The Defra-collated figures...