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This section contains documents and publications relating to farming and countryside, pesticides and the Single Application Form.

Single Payment Scheme (SPS) - Trading of entitlements application form

08/05/14
Trading of entitlements sample application form
 

Single Payment Scheme (SPS) - Guidance notes: Trading of entitlements

08/05/14
Please read this guidance before you review and complete your trading of entitlements application form
 

2012 Single Application Form (SAF) How to complete

08/05/14
This booklet covers the combined sample application form for Single Payment Scheme, agri-environment and crop schemes.
 

2012 Single Application rules booklet

05/05/14
This booklet explains the rules of the European Commission’s Single Application for 2012.
 

Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales 2012-2013

26/11/13
The report provides statistical information on the area and number of small holdings held by smallholding authorities.
 

Annual Report on Local Authority Smallholdings in Wales 2011-2012

26/11/13
The report provides statistical information on the area and number of small holdings held by smallholding authorities.
 
Pesticides

The Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products

28/01/13
Five short leaflets have been produced from the Code to provide quick guidance.
 

Unlocking the Potential of the Uplands

14/12/12
A report by the Wales Upland Forum December 2012.
 

Single Payment Scheme (SPS) - How to complete: Trading of entitlements

15/10/12
Please read this guidance before you complete your trading of entitlements application form.
 

Single Application Form

07/05/12
Combined sample application form for Single Payment Scheme, agri-environment and crop schemes.
 
Plant health

The plant health (Wales) order 2006

13/01/12
Notice of demarcated zones for the control of Ralstonia Solanacearum (Smith) Yabuuchi et al
 

Sheep and goat record

10/11/11
Find out why you need to keep a flock record and download the Welsh Government recommended booklet.
 

Countryside survey: Wales results from 2007

19/08/11
The Countryside Survey provides a comprehensive survey of the UK countryside in the light of Government policies and environmental influences such as Climate Change.
 

Farming, Food & Countryside: Building a secure future - A new strategy for farming

07/06/11
This strategy outlines the Welsh Government’s Rural Affairs policy direction through to 2020.
 

Annual Report 2010

01/02/11
Report on progress during the last year on delivering the key priorities of the Farming, Food and Countryside strategy.
 
Advice for pregnant women during lambing

Advice for pregnant women during lambing

31/01/11
If you are pregnant, you should avoid close contact with sheep during the lambing season as you could be at risk from infections that occur in some ewes.
 

The Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010 - Guidance Notes for Farmers

13/12/10
This guidance describes the requirements that farmers in Wales must follow in order to comply with the Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (Wales) Regulations 2010, Statutory Instrument 2010/1493 (W. 136)1; known as “the SSAFO Wales Regulations.” These ...
 

Mapping Update Project

24/09/10
We are using updated information from the Ordnance Survey and recent aerial photography to produce more up to date maps with all farms in Wales being re-mapped.
 

Options for Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Activity in Wales

26/11/09
The project has examined impacts for the Welsh agricultural sector and for the main types of farm units. It has not examined reduction of greenhouse gas emissions off-farm in the food chain.
 

The Heather and Grass Burning Code

07/05/08
Carefully planned, periodic, controlled burning can be beneficial for agriculture, game management,wildlife conservation and the wider environment.
 

Herd register booklet

12/06/06
Find out why you need to keep a herd register and download the Welsh Government recommended booklet.