Debbie James

Farming reporter

Latest articles from Debbie James

Contractors face staffing crisis over new silage and slurry rules

A St Clears-based agricultural contractor is warning that new pollution control regulations will leave businesses like his struggling to retain staff for the three-month closed period for nutrient applications, with major knock-on consequences for silage making and other operations.

Welcome for £300 a hectare support to organic sector

Certified organic farmers in Pembrokeshire can claim payments of up to £300 a hectare (ha) under a new support scheme for the sector, but with significant cuts to all but one of the payments they had received under the Glastir Organic Scheme.