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The challenges facing the future of farming in Wales to be discussed

First Minister Mark Drakeford will be hearing how Farmers’ Union of Wales members are attempting to plan for an uncertain future against a background of complete uncertainty in relation to Brexit, imminent changes to farm support and misguided attacks on the industry, at the Union’s Grand Council meeting today (Monday).

Farmers from all over Wales will be converging on Aberystwyth on Monday 17 July to hear what the First Minister has to offer as a lifeline for Welsh agriculture and the rural economy.

[aoa id=”1″]“The vision of the FUW is to ensure thriving, sustainable family farms in Wales, and at our staff conference this week we discussed the key challenges facing our industry over the short and long term,” said Alan Davies, FUW Managing Director.[/aoa]

“There are many issues that are outside the control of Mr Drakeford and the Welsh Government, such as the Brexit negotiations, and I’m glad that the views of the FUW and the Welsh Government are very much aligned when it comes to the need to remain in the Single Market and Customs Union in order to protect the Welsh economy, Welsh jobs and our agricultural industry.

“We are eager to hear from Mr Drakeford directly on how, against a background of uncertainty, the Welsh Government can ensure stability for our industry rather than adding to the turmoil that we may face in the coming months and years,” he added.