Category: FUW News

Charity Bingo night a success

A Bingo night organised by the Carmarthen branch has successfully raised £450 for the FUW president’s charities – Alzheimers’ Society Cymru and The Farming Community network. The event was held at the Talardd inn,...

Rural Crime team released into the wild

GWeNT Police has launched a dedicated Rural Crime team to help protect the green and pleasant land surrounding us. Officially launched on January 7 2019, the Gwent Rural Crime team are comprised of Police...

Sheep scab funding priorities is a must

by Dr Hazel Wright, FUW senior policy officer LAST month the Minister of Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, announced that a 5 million pound package would be available through the Rural Development...

Member QU woes identified by FUW survey

At the 2018 Welsh Winter Fair, the FUW undertook a survey of its membership in order to formally understand the problems and issues that have arisen following the introduction of Quarantine Units (QUs) in...

Join us for breakfast

BREAkFAST is one of the most important meals of the day and it is a great opportunity to talk and share your thoughts before starting the day. So in order to promote the health...

Together we are definitely in a strong place

Given such additional necessary workloads, whether in Whitehall, Westminster, Cathays Park or Cardiff Bay, the logic of ensuring no additional unnecessary work-streams are created seems self evident – yet in relation to agricultural policies,...

Aberystwyth and repeated trips do take a physical toll on staff. So I must thank them for “hanging on in there”. I also want to thank our members: thank you for responding in your thousands to the Welsh Government’s consultation: “Brexit and our Land”. Without doubt, this is the biggest issue we face right now and one that will live with us for a very long time. We have to get it right. It was therefore absolutely correct that so many people responded to the consultation with a clear message to the government in Wales. What will come of it only time will tell, but my understanding at the moment is that the responses are being analysed (over 12,000) and a further consultation will be issued, probably in late spring. We have made it clear to the Welsh Government that we want to be fully engaged in working with them to develop the next set of consultations and I truly hope that they will respond well to this request. Even if it means more meetings and more travel, we need to be there. Finally, I also want to thank some unsung heroes, the ones that don’t get seen around the county offices or even get to leave the office in Aberystwyth. This paper doesn’t get put together by accident and the team that makes it happen really do a first-class job. Our finance, admin and IT teams all keep things working so that those at the coal-face can really deliver for members. In my view, a strong union is one that works together and I really want to thank everyone internally for realising that a team effort does deliver the results we need and to thank members for their positive responses when

The FUW has written to BBC General Director, Tony hall, formally complaining about a recent news report which encouraged consumers to stop eating beef in order to combat climate change. The FUW has also...