To support the sustainable management of soils, we are developing a Soils Policy Statement. This will set out our position on agricultural soils. It will include the opportunities, threats and challenges to achieve sustainable soils.

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With the continuous rise in input costs, now more than ever, businesses need to review and adapt their inputs and production costs.

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The ‘Ear to the Ground’ podcast shares technical information, advice, support and inspiration to the farming community in Wales. Episodes include interviews with farmers and industry experts on a range of topical themes.

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Need help with a business plan, advice about adding value to your business by looking at diversifying opportunities, or guidance to identify any issues which might be preventing your business from operating as efficiently and profitably as possible?

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Our e-learning interactives cover a wide variety of topics which will help you develop new and existing skills, acquire more knowledge and improve working practices within your business.

August Modules of the Month

Farming Connect - helping you drive your business forward

Our enhanced programme is providing support which is transforming the business prospects of thousands of farmers and foresters.

Many services are fully funded, others are subsidised by up to 80%

To benefit from all that’s now on offer, you will need to register for the programme. Individuals registered under the previous programme will need to re-register.

Check the eligibility criteria, which has now been widened to include more farmers and foresters with smaller holdings, new categories of self-employed contractors and food businesses.

With our support you could:

  • benefit from subsidised business support, tailored to your business needs
  • reduce outputs and increase efficiency across all areas of your business
  • benchmark your performance and work towards progress and growth
  • identify areas for improvement and find solutions to problems
  • develop your skills as part of our new continuing professional development/lifelong learning programme
  • keep up to date with the latest innovations in technology through industry developments and the latest research projects
  • share best practice and benefit from the knowledge of other farmers, industry experts and academic research
  • be inspired by new ideas and find more efficient and innovative ways of working

| News
Welsh livestock farm plans feed budget now to avoid winter fodder deficit
11 August 2022   Drawing up a feed budget has allowed a Powys livestock farm to make…
| News
Minimum tillage shown to boost ryegrass content in permanent pasture
10 August 2022   Using min-till to establish a multi-species sward in permanent pasture has…
| Videos
Mentor: Phil Handley - Horticulture - 09/08/2022
For more information on Mentoring, click here.
| Technical Articles
Changing crops in a changing climate: The impact of rising CO2 levels on the nutritional quality of crops
2 August 2022   Louis Gray, University of the West of England & Dr William Stiles,…

Events

1 Sep 2022
Cefnllan Open Day: Grassland Management, Sucklers to Dairy Beef
Llangamarch / Llangammarch Wells
Join us and the Davies family for a farm walk...
6 Sep 2022
Control of Agricultural Pollution Regulations - January 2023 Measures - what's new?
Rhuthun / Ruthin
The second phase of the regulations come into force...
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