£23m 'severe weather payments' for farmers

Snow hit Wales in March and April. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Minister for Natural Resources and Food says 2,665 Welsh farmers have now received advanced payments totalling £23m.

Alun Davies says over 3,000 farmers in parts of Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham, Montgomeryshire, Radnor and North Ceredigion will receive the advance payment, of up to 50 per cent of the single farm subsidy, by the end of this month.

Last month the Minister announced that he was bringing forward single farm subsidy payments to help farmers facing cash flow difficulties as a result of the severe weather in March and April this year.

The Welsh Government says it is the only country in the UK to provide early payments to farmers.