Farmer support scheme to be scrutinised by Assembly committee at Dolgellau public meeting11 February 2010
The National Assembly for Wales’s Rural Development Sub-Committee is holding a public meeting on Tuesday Feb 16 in Dolgellau as part of its inquiry into Glastir – the Welsh Government’s new farmer support scheme due to commence in 2012.
Members of the public are invited to come and watch the proceedings in the public gallery.
Organisations giving evidence to the committee include the Wales Environment Link, Countryside Council for Wales, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, NFU Cymru, FUW, Young Farmers Club and the Country Land and Business Association.
The National Assembly for Wales’s Presiding Officer Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas will also be in attendance.
Areas of interest to the committee include; the accessibility of the scheme; the type of prescriptions that should be available under Glastir; the 20% uplift on payments for farmers in LFAs; the timetable for implementation; the targeting of capital grants at three specific areas (renewable energy and on-farm energy efficiency; access and education improvements and improvements in manure and slurry handling); the transitionary arrangements.
The meeting will commence at 13:30 on Tuesday 16 February at Ysgol y Gader, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1HY.
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