The Welsh Government is in the process of its third and final consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS), which is the start of a new long-term programme to support agriculture in Wales.
Done well, this new era of farm support can help restore our farmed landscapes, building vitality and resilience in our fields, farms and communities. A more rounded view of how we use our land can bring multiple benefits, marrying sustainable food production alongside ambitious climate action and impressive biodiversity gains.
Done badly, however, and the move towards this new future risks continuing the cycle of flatlining farm incomes, heightened vulnerability and ongoing environmental decline.
Now is the last chance to make your voice heard and ensure the SFS helps put farming on a secure path, underpinned by profitable farm businesses and thriving landscapes.