Brexit, agriculture and rural life in Wales: Assembly Committee publishes report

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This article was originally published on 28 March 2017. It is being reposted ahead of the Plenary debate on 28 June 2017.

Following the result of the EU referendum, the Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales.

The Committee gathered a wealth of evidence over the six months of the inquiry hearing from, amongst others, farming unions, academics, environmentalists, foresters, LEADER representatives, the tourism industry and the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs. This included a stakeholder workshop, oral evidence sessions, written evidence and an on-line dialogue.

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Committee publishes its report on Welsh Government’s new proposals for tackling Bovine TB in Wales

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This article was originally published on 23 March 2017. It is being reposted ahead of the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs’ statement on 20 June 2017.

What is Bovine TB and what is the disease picture in Wales?

Bovine TB (bovine tuberculosis) is an infectious and chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and usually affects the lungs and lymph nodes of cattle. The latest figures for Wales show that in the 12 months to end January 2017, 10,002 cattle were slaughtered (this includes cattle with the disease and those exposed to M.bovis).

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Understanding Welsh exports: a look at the latest Regional Trade Statistics

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This article was originally published on 27 March 2017. It is being reposted ahead of the Plenary debate on 07 June 2017.

As the country grapples with what UK trade will look like after Brexit, there is increasing focus on the current state of play for Welsh trade. A useful resource to help us understand the shape and size of Welsh exports and imports is the Regional Trade Statistics (RTS) published by the HMRC. In these statistics, trade with countries outside the UK is allocated to UK countries and regions.

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Committee publishes its report on Welsh Government’s new proposals for tackling Bovine TB in Wales

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What is Bovine TB and what is the disease picture in Wales?

Bovine TB (bovine tuberculosis) is an infectious and chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and usually affects the lungs and lymph nodes of cattle. The latest figures for Wales show that in the 12 months to end January 2017, 10,002 cattle were slaughtered (this includes cattle with the disease and those exposed to M.bovis).

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Brexit, agriculture and rural life in Wales: Assembly Committee publishes report

Darllenwch yr erthygl yma yn Gymraeg | View this post in Welsh

Following the result of the EU referendum, the Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales.

The Committee gathered a wealth of evidence over the six months of the inquiry hearing from, amongst others, farming unions, academics, environmentalists, foresters, LEADER representatives, the tourism industry and the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs. This included a stakeholder workshop, oral evidence sessions, written evidence and an on-line dialogue.

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