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The Welsh Government has today set out latest measures and options available to farmers to help them manage their businesses during the current prolonged dry weather.

First published:
1 August 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

Last week at the Royal Welsh Show, Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths chaired a ‘Dry Weather Summit’ with key agricultural partners to discuss the dry period and its impact on farmers.

The Summit was an opportunity to identify what the Government and industry can do collectively to mitigate some of the issues arising from the current weather conditions.

With only 19mm of rainfall in Wales during June, the availability of water and grazing for livestock and the subsequent impact on crop growth has been unprecedented.  

During the Summit, the Cabinet Secretary made a commitment to explore what measures the Government could introduce to support the industry, in the immediate, medium and longer term.

A technical note for farmers on the support available in the short term is available on the Welsh Government website.