Category: FUW News

Welsh Government basic payment decision welcomed

THE FUW has welcomed the Welsh Government’s decision to move from historical payments to a flat rate Basic Payment with “top-up” payments on the first 54-hectares over a period of five years. The decision...

Gardner makes New Zealand fact-finding trip

FORMER FUW finance and organisation committee member Alan Gardner is jetting off to New Zealand after being chosen one of two recipients of Hybu Cig Cymru’s 2015 Livestock Scholarship. Mr Gardner runs a sheep...

Levy inequity highlighted

THE need for a fairer red meat levy distribution system was highlighted by FUW president Glyn Roberts in his final speech as a Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) board member. Mr Roberts, a member of...

Urge to help shape future

FUW members were encouraged by deputy farming and food minister Rebecca Evans at the union’s annual general meeting (AGM) to get fully involved in shaping the future of agriculture in Wales through the new...

RDP central to tackling challenges

DElEGATEs at FUW’s annual general meeting were told farmers are ideally placed to play a key role in addressing the major challenges of our generation. The union’s outgoing president Emyr Jones warned this could...

AM quizzed by FUW members

MiD and West Wales AM simon Thomas took part in a “Question Time” session during the FuW carmarthenshire branch’s annual general meeting in llanarthne village Hall. Afterwards Mr Thomas said: “i enjoyed taking part...

FUW backs 54-hectare top-up payment

THE FUW has backed the gradual introduction of top-up payments on the first 54 hectares in its response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on Wales’ Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The option, referred to in...

Union plaque for Land Army girls

A PLAQUE to commemorate the Land Army girls was being unveiled on Friday June 26 at the Anglesey County Showground thanks to the support of the FUW’s county branch. “The FUW, together with the...