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Welsh Rural Affairs Minister issues statement on Badger Trust appeal

14 June 2010

Elin Jones, Welsh Rural Affairs Minister, has issued a statement following the Badger Trust being granted leave to appeal the Judicial Review decision that the badger cull to take place in West Wales is lawful. The appeal hearing is due to take place on 30th June 2010. Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Welsh farmer convicted for tampering with TB test

28 January 2010

A Welsh farmer has been subject to criminal conviction after trying to falsify the results of a bovine TB test. Further details are available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Welsh Assembly issues statement in reaction to the Spending Review

22 October 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government has published a written statement in reaction to the details of the Spending Review which were given on 20th October. Please see the Welsh Assembly Government website for the statement.

Welsh Assembly Government issues reponse to Badger Trust being given leave to appeal

09 June 2010

The Welsh Assemboy Government has issued a statement in response to the Badger Trust being granted leave to appeal the outcome of the judicial review earlier this year regarding the cull of badgers as part of the TB Eradication Programme in Wales. The statement is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Wales' CVO expresses concerns over Badger Trust's use of TB National Statistics

14 September 2010

Christianne Glossop, Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, has written to the Badger Trust to express concerns about their use of the National TB statistics. The Badger Trust had stated that the figures showed a "consistent downward trend" for the past two and half years in Wales and GB, whereas it seems to be the case that the historic trend is in fact still increasing. Further information about the CVO's correspondence with the Badger Trust can be found on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Wales' Chief Vet encourages early vaccination for Bluetongue

22 February 2010

The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, Christianne Glossop, has urged farmers in Wales to vaccinate early for Bluetongue and to remain vigilant for any signs of the disease. Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Wales welcomes Bern Convention Bureau decision not to pursue Badger Trust's complaint

05 May 2010

Welsh Rural Affairs Minister, Elin Jones, has welcomed the decision by the Bern Covention Bureau at a meeting held in Strasbourg on 29th March to remove a complaint by the Badger Trust from its complaints list. The Badger Trust had raised a complaint regarding the proposed badger cull in the Intensive Action Pilot Area (IAPA) and whether the provisions of the Bern Convention had been respected in Wales' decision to carry out this cull. Further information is available on the Welsh Assembly Government website.

Wales launches new project to support dairy industry

02 July 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) has launched a new £3.3 million Dairy Supply Chain Efficiency project. Further information is available on the WAG website.

Wales launches Glastir Woodland Creation Grant Scheme

25 October 2010

The Welsh Assembly Government has launched their new Glastir Woodland Creation Grant Scheme to encourage farmers in Wales to create new woodland areas on their land. The Scheme will be administered by the Forestry Commission Wales until 1st January 2013 when delivery responsibility will pass to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). To view further details of the Scheme and application process please log-in to "Members' Documents". A news release is available on the WAG website.

Wales launches 10 year food strategy

10 December 2010

Following extended consultation, the Welsh Assembly Government has launched its 10 year food strategy 'Food for Wales, Food from Wales 2010-2020. Further information, including the strategy document, is available on the Welsh Assembly Government.

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