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CAAV News - 2018

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Natural Resources Wales to invest £2.6m in environmental improvement projects

19 June 2018

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is to invest £2.6m in projects selected to "help meet the challenges identified under the four themes of reducing the risk from environmental hazards such as flooding and pollution; improving habitat management, biodiversity and connectivity; improving access to the outdoors and using the natural environment to support the economy and develop skills." Examples of the successful bids for this funding are given in NRW's news release.

Welsh Government announces over £2m to support the red meat sector

18 June 2018

The Welsh Government has announced that £2.15m funding will be made available from its £50m EU Transition Fund to support the development of the red meat sector in Wales to ensure farmers are "in a better position to trade profitably following Brexit". Please see the Welsh Government website for further details.

Natural England's Chair to retire in January 2019

18 June 2018

Andrew Sells, Natural England's Chair since January 2014, has announced that he will be retiring in January 2019. Further details are available on GOV.UK.

Water companies to invest £5 billion to benefit the natural environment

18 June 2018

Water companies are being challenged by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to invest up to £5 billion in the natural environment from 2020 to 2025 under measures set out by the Environment Agency in the Water Industry Natural Environment Programme (WINEP). Further details are available on GOV.UK.

DEFRA announces £5.3m funding for crop research

18 June 2018

DEFRA has announced that £5.3m funding is to be made available over five years for four agricultural research centres to "help develop new technologies and environmentally friendly production for farmers and growers across the country". The four research centres that will be undertaking this work are the John Innes Centre, Rothamsted Research, University of Warwick and University of York. Further information is available on GOV.UK.

CAAV Website: Members' Area - Resetting Passwords - Use Email Address as Username

12 June 2018

CAAV members trying to log-in to the Members' Area of the website should note that log-in details used prior to 24th May 2018 will not work following an update to operational aspects of the CAAV website in response to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

'Login' details are now handled automatically within the website and need to be reset if they have not already been since 24th May 2018. Otherwise you will be unable to access the Members' Area of the website.

Click on 'Reset Password' next to the 'Login' boxes at the top of the home page. A 'Password Reset' email is then sent to the email address held on our members' database. Please click on the link in that email and enter the password to be used in future (it can be the same as the one used previously).

Once you have successfully reset your password, the 'Username' to login in future is your email addressnot your CAAV membership number.

More than 44,000 responses received for DEFRA's future food, farming and environment proposals for post-Brexit

09 May 2018

DEFRA has received over 44,000 reponses to its consultation, 'Health & Harmony' which closed yesterday (Tuesday 8th May). The consultation included proposals for the future for food, farming and the environment post-Brexit. Further details are available in the press release on GOV.UK.

Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline extended

08 May 2018

DEFRA has announced that the Countryside Stewardship payment claim deadline is being extended to 15th June 2018. Please see GOV.UK for further details. CAAV members can find further information in the Members' Documents area of this website.

Further restrictions on neonicotinoids agreed

28 April 2018

Following a vote in the European Commission, further restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides have been approved. Please see GOV.UK for further information.

Essential tips for BPS 2018 claims

20 April 2018

With just over three weeks until the 15 May deadline for BPS 2018 claims, Alice De Soer from the CAAV gives some essential tips on applying for BPS 2018 in an article in this week's Farmers Weekly.

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