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The Royal Welsh Show is the highlight of the rural calendar and is the ideal place to continue discussions and conversations about securing a resilient future for farming and our rural communities, Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths said today.

First published:
23 July 2023
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With the historic Agriculture (Wales) Bill passed, and expected to receive Royal Assent during the summer, and work under way for the consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme towards the end of the year, the main themes of the Welsh Government’s presence at the show will look towards the future.

There will also be a focus on responsible dog ownership, with information available on animal welfare.

Looking ahead to the show Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths said:

This is a key time for the agriculture industry and our rural communities as we move towards the Sustainable Farming Scheme. We will consult on the scheme towards the end of this year, with the final scheme announced in 2024.

By working together we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to design a scheme which is right for our farmers and for Wales.  I want to keep farmers on the land, producing food sustainably, while dealing with the climate and nature emergencies.

The show gives us the opportunity to continue with our discussions and debates on the future, and for farmers to provide their valuable input.

I would encourage everyone to call into the Welsh Government pavilion to find out more about our plans for the future of farming in Wales.

I’d like to wish the Royal Welsh organisers well as they embark on yet another world-class event which is attended and loved by thousands.