|Farming Connect What’s On||
As a result of the pandemic, Farming Connect has taken the decision to postpone all open events and one-to-many events until further notice. They are conducting a number of activities digitally or over the phone where possible.
More information can be found here:
|Transfer of BPS Entitlements 2021||
Farmers can now transfer their BPS Entitlements by sale, lease or via inheritance.
|15 May 2021|
|Free & Confidential Pesticide Disposal Scheme 2021||
Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is once again running their free and confidential pesticide disposal scheme in 2021.
This scheme is part of the PestSmart project and offers farmers, growers, gamekeepers, foresters, and other land managers the opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted, out of date or unlicensed pesticides and herbicides for free.
Click here to register.
|31 May 2021|
|Farming Connect Training Window||
The next funding application window for training will open on Monday, 3 May until Friday, 25 June 2021.
Those registering for the first time during the above skills window in order to apply for a funded training course or need to update their account details, please contact Farming Connect before 17:00 Monday 21 June 2021.
More information can be found here.
|3 May - 25 June 2021|
|Nuffield Farming Scholarships||Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Farming Scholarships are now open.
Successful applicants tend to be from those working in farming, food or horticulture and are provided a substantial bursary to fund travel to study their chosen topic.
Further information and details on how to apply can be found here: https://www.nuffieldscholar.org/
|31 July 2021|
The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has described the UK Government’s decision to allow imports from the EU to circumvent checks until the autumn as a blow for many UK producers, and an own goal in terms of the UK’s negotiating position over improvements that would help UK exporters.
While thorough checks have been in place for UK food exports to the EU since 1st January 2021, equivalent checks on food products imported from the EU were due to be introduced from 1st April following a transition period to allow importers to adjust to the UK’s departure from the EU Single Market.
However, the UK Government announced on 11th March that pre-notification requirements for products of animal origin, certain animal by-products and high risk food not of animal origin would not be required until 1st October 2021. Export health certificate requirements for meat and dairy products and certain animal by-products will come into force on the same date, while a range of other requirements have been delayed until 2022.
UK borders are currently operating like valves that make it extremely difficult and costly for exports to the EU due to the paperwork and bureaucracy at EU borders, yet it’s extremely easy for those in the EU to import into the UK because the UK Government has waived the need for equivalent checks at our own borders.