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Welsh Farming after Brexit

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The Welsh Government are consulting on the proposals for a planned, multi-year transition and seeking views on:-

  • a new land management programme consisting of an Economic Resilience scheme and a Public Goods scheme.
  • how the specific schemes that will deliver the support should be designed.

Please visit the Welsh Government website for the Consultation document, Summary leaflet and details of Open meetings with Welsh Government staff throughout Wales during September & October 2018.

Submit your comments by 30/10/18 in any of the following ways:-

  • online form
  • download/complete a form & return by email
  • download/complete a form & return by post

Details of each method are to be found on the WG website.


Sustainable Production Grant – Window 4

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Expressions of Interest for the 4th Window of the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Production Grant (SPG) opened on 03/09/18 and will close at midnight on 26/10/18. The grant provides a maximum 40% contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified to support farmers to address nutrient management and safeguarding and improving water, soil and air quality by reducing pollution.

  • the maximum grant award is £50,000
  • the minimum grant award is £12,000

Applications are to be made via your Rural Payments Wales (RPW) on-line account. A general rules booklet and full list of eligible capital items are available on the Welsh Government website.

Eligibility for the SPG requires a partner in the business to attend a ‘Sustainable Farming Roadshow’ organised by Farming Connect. Please click here for a list of dates and venues throughout Wales. Booking is mandatory – please call 08456 000 813 to book a place at one of these events.

 


Farm Business Grant – 5th Window

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Expressions of Interest for the 5th Window of the  Farm Business Grant (FBG) will open on  06/08/18 and close at midnight on 05/10/18. It will provide farmers in Wales with a 40% contribution towards capital investments in equipment and machinery that have been pre-identified as offering clear and quantifiable benefits to farm enterprises. The minimum grant available is £3,000 and the maximum is £12,000.

Please note that the closing date has now been extended to Friday 26 October 2018.

Applications are to be made via your Rural Payments Wales on-line account. A full list of  eligible items linked to animal health, genetics and performance; crop management; energy efficiency; resource efficiency and ICT  are available on the Welsh Government website.

The key requirements is that  the farm must have registered with Farming Connect before submitting an application, and that a partner/director in the farming business must attend a Farming for the Future Roadshow organised by Farming Connect, as listed on the FC website. The dates for this round of Roadshows are as follows:-

21/08/18 – Glasdir, Plas-yn-Dre, Llanrwst, Conwy LL26 0DF

23/08/18 – The Quinnell Lounge, Parc y Scrlets, Llanelli SA14 9UZ

30/08/18 – Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth wells LD2 3SY

This will be your LAST OPPORTUNITY to attend one of these events which is a mandatory requirement to express an interest in the scheme

 

If you would like further assistance with your application, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.


Farm Business Grants (FBG) – key dates

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

08/01/18 – deadline for submission of 1st window receipts

29/01/18 – 3rd Window opens

02/03/18 – deadline for submission of 2nd window receipts

16/03/18 – 3rd Window closes

Please note that for the third and future rounds of FBG, applications can be made through your Rural Payments Wales (RPW) online account.

Scheme information, including a list of eligible items can be found by clicking on this link,

Attendance at a Farming Connect Farming for the Future Roadshows is a requirement if you wish to make an application for the FBG. Places must be booked in advance by contacting 08456 000 813. Details of the next round of roadshows are as follows:-

17/01/18 – Bridgend

22/01/18 – Aberaeron

23/01/18 – Carmarthen

25/01/18 – Llandinam

30/01/18 – Bangor

01/02/18 – Bala

If you require further assistance with your application, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.


Glastir Advanced 2019

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

The Expression of Interest (EOI) window for Glastir Advanced 2019 will open on 18 September and close at midnight on 20 October 2017. Participating in Glastir Entry is no longer necessary to access Glastir Advanced.

Further details can be found on the Welsh Governmnet website including the selection process for Expressions of Interest which must be made via your RPW Online account. If you require assistance with your application, please contact us here at CARA on 01570 471516.


2017 South Wales Dairy Conference

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The South Wales Dairy Conference will be held at the Nant-y-ffîn Hotel, Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire on Tuesday 7th February 2017.

For further details of speakers, and to register an interest in attending please visit the event’s new website http://dairyconference.wales/

 


Greening, registering hedges

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Most farmers will have to complete a Field Maintenance form detailing where hedges are adjacent to arable land. This involves marking the hedges on a map, and listing the fields on the form. This must be done by 31st October.

Points to note:
1. Hedge must be at least 20metres long
2. Hedge must be in effect stock proof
3. Hedge must be adjacent to arable field – no track, ditch between field and hedge!
4. Arable fields include temporary grass.

If you require us to assist in this process please phone the office


Pembrokeshire Show Invite

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all to visit us at the forthcoming Pembrokeshire show. John, Iwan and Wendy will be available for a chat on all 3 days and would be delighted to meet you. We will have cheese and wine available at lunchtimes, and tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. Look forward to seeing you!