The Welsh Government is encouraging farmers to register to have their say in the next phase of designing the new Sustainable Farming Scheme.
The next phase will take place in the summer of 2022 and people can register now to be part of the process. This will give you the opportunity to share your opinions on the practicality of proposed actions underpinning the Sustainable Farming Scheme and the wider scheme structure and processes.
Farm payment reform
The Welsh Government is working with Plaid Cymru, as part of the Co-operation Agreement, to introduce a transition period as the system of farm payments is reformed. Stability payments will continue to be a feature of the Sustainable Farming scheme during and beyond this Senedd term.
Welsh Government say that there will be a variety of ways for people to share their views, including through surveys and workshops. More details of these will be provided in due course.
Engagement with farmers
The next phase of co-design forms part of an ongoing process of engagement with farmers and industry representatives, which will lead to a final consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme and transition in spring 2023.
The scheme is set to be launched in 2025.
To register to be involved in the second phase of co-designing the new Sustainable Farming Scheme, farmers can register their interest on the Welsh Government’s website or speak to their local Farm Liaison Service representative.