A water pollution solutions scheme that enables farmers in priority catchments to apply for funding of up to £30,000 will close on January 31.
The Government has set out a raft of legally binding targets, including a 40 per cent reduction in on-farm nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants and a 16.5 per cent increase in woodland cover, to help boost the natural environment.
More than half of farms inspected last year by the Environment Agency (EA) were found to be in breach of slurry and silage permits, with the dairy sector being identified as the main offender, a new report has revealed.
Dairy farmers in Wales are not yet ‘out of the woods’ despite a climbdown by Welsh Government on water rules, a union leader has warned.
Farmers are being urged to continue to monitor on-farm water abstraction in a bid to prevent a repeat of this year’s water shortage, the Environment Agency (EA) has announced.
The Welsh Government has unveiled an update to its heavily criticised water regulations, after admitting opposition to the plan had ‘introduced a level of uncertainty’.
Hundreds of acres of valuable Lincolnshire farmland are set to be lost if a proposed 5sq.km reservoir is given the go-ahead.
The National Drought Group has this week warned that a ‘complete gear change’ is needed to avoid a repeat of this summer’s water shortage.
The Government has today issued further guidance to support farmers dealing with the continued dry weather.
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