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Now it's showtime for CAP reform proposals.

INFORMATION about the latest Welsh Government consultation on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform proposals will be available at the Farmers' Union of Wales stand during the three-day Pembrokeshire County Show which starts today at Haverfordwest.

Natural Resources Wales staff will also be on the stand every day from today until Thursday, between 10am and 2pm, to assist farmers with re-registering their farm waste exemptions.

FUW Pembrokeshire county executive officer Rebecca Voyle said: "New regulations introduced on April 6 2010 changed the system of waste exemptions and farm-based exemptions registered before April 6 2010 will expire on September 30 2013.

"By this date farmers will need to have registered for a new exemption and the show provides an ideal platform for our members to do this."

She said the old waste exemptions have been replaced by a completely new list of exempt waste activities and are now grouped into five categories: non-registerable exemptions - also known as Non-Waste Framework, directive exemptions, which don't have to be registered; use of waste - U; treatment of waste - T; disposal of waste - D; and storage of waste - S.

She said that some of the new exemptions are almost identical to exemptions in the old system, while some are similar but have different limits and conditions, and others are completely new.

Representatives of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), the grant-making charity that supports members of the farming community facing need, hardship or distress, will be at the FUW stand tomorrow afternoon offering Christmas cards and 2014 calendars for sale with all of the proceeds going to the charity.

Glastir officers will be on hand every day of the show to answer questions farmers may have with regards to the scheme.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 13, 2013
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