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gyfarfodydd rhanddeiliaid rheolaidd, gofynnwyd imigynrychioliUAC. Gweithiais yn agos gyda Derek Morgan, Cadeirydd y Pwylgor Tir Mynydd, a byddaiun ohonom felarfer yn teithio i Lundain igyflwyno safbwynt Cymru. Roedd pob sefydliad gwledig y galech chifeddwlamdano yn y cyfarfodydd hyn, byddwn i’n caelsesiwn friffio gan Aberystwyth ar y daith trên felbod y ffeithiau’n barod iddylanwadu ar ba bynnag weinidog y cyflwynwyd iniar y diwrnod penodolhwnnw. Byddai’r Prif Filfeddyg ac uwch weision sifilhefyd yn bresennol. I ddechrau, roedd yn anodd, ac yn ymddangos bod yr apeliadau ilacio cyfyngiadau symud am resymau les ac ariannolyn caeleu hanwybyddu. Roedd yr ymdeimlad o anghrediniaeth yn y lywodraeth at y graddau yr oedd da byw fferm yn symud o amgylch y wlad yn amlwg ac o’r herwydd yn beio am y ledaeniad cyflym. Fodd bynnag, gwnaethom ddyfalbarhau ac yn y pen draw cyflawnwyd consesiynau a oedd yn ychydig mwy dymunolwrth adrodd nôl. Niofynnais erioed aihap a damwain yr anfonodd UAC ffermwyr go iawn, a heblaw am NFU yr Alban a anfonodd eu cadeirydd Da Byw hefyd, roedd y sefydliadau erailyn caeleu cynrychioliiraddau helaeth gan swyddogion swyddfa. Datblygodd ychydig o deyrngarwch rhwng UAC a SNFU, ac yn gyffredinolroeddem yn atgyfnerthusafbwyntiaueingilyddacoherwyddeinbodynffermwyr,ynmedrusiaradgyda mwyoargyhoeddiadacangerdd.Daethynamlwg,wrthi’rcyfarfodyddbarhautrwy’rhaf,bod ychydig mwy o ffermwyr wediymddangos o amgylch y bwrdd yn Whitehal. Roedd ffermio ym mhob bwletin newyddion o’r 20fed o Chwefror am yr holresymau anghywir. Gobeithio na fyddwn byth yn profieidebyg eto ond rwy’n amau y bydd amser byth pan fydd amaethyddiaeth yn caelcymaint o fynediad a dylanwad yn y lywodraeth. This article is in English on the FUW website ‐ News ‐ Y Tir News: “Where have the last twenty years gone?”

ROEDD hi’n rhyddhad i FUW ar ôl i Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru lwyddo i amddiffyn y Trwyddedau Cyffredinol i reoli adar gwyllt penodol yn yr Uchel Lys, ar ôl i’r corff ymgyrchu Wild Justice ddod...

FUW’s virtual breakfast week a big success

THE virtual farmhouse breakfast week (1 8 ‐2 4 January), organised by the FUW has been a roaring success. The campaign didn’t just raise the profile of local food, its producers and retailers but...

Hazardous areas on agricultural machines

Many agricultural machines have potentially dangerous moving parts, which can cause serious or fatal injuries, below is some guidance on how to stay safe. Before using the machine Before working with any machinery, carry...

European Union Settlement Scheme

THE EUSS is a mandatory scheme in which all residents of the UK with EU citizenship (as well as EEA and Swiss citizens) need to apply and gain either settled or pre‐settled status before...

Plastic collection service

THE collection service for farm plastic has been through an uncertain period with costs continuing to rise. With a new producer/manufacturer led project, it is hoped that much more agricultural film can now find its way through a recycling option rather than...

High quality ewe’s milk for high quality lambs

by Dr Cate Williams, Farming Connect Knowledge Exchange Hub, IBERS Aberystwyth University AS most farmers already know, there is a direct connection between the quality of the ewe’s milk and the quality of the...

‘The Big Farming Survey’ – RABI to deliver insight into the issues impacting farming peopleOn January 11 2021, RABI launches the largest ever research project across Wales and England relating to the wellbeing of farming people. This wide-ranging survey will consider for the first time the relationship between physical health, mental wellbeing and the health of farm businesses. With mounting external pressures, this vital research will provide the most comprehensive overview of the farming community. It will identify the specific challenges that a generation of farming people face, as well as highlighting how these impact daily life. FUW is supporting this important initiative and encourages everyone to get involved in this research. With the target of gathering 26,000 survey responses, Alicia Chivers, Chief Executive of RABI calls on the Welsh farming community to take part: “We’ve set ourselves an ambitious goal that requires support from farmers, agricultural businesses, organisations and individuals to spread the word as widely as possible. “By setting aside 15 minutes to complete the survey, you’ll be contributing towards creating an accurate picture of farming life today. The data that’s collected will enable RABI and our partners to develop effective tools and support strategies for farming people in years to come,” explains Alicia. “FUW have been incredibly supportive of this project. We are immensely grateful for all the support they have provided to spread the message across their network. We hope that thousands of individual members will be kind enough to also get involved in the project and help us to make a difference. “Beyond anecdotal or localised evidence, there is a pressing need for wide-scale, reliable data, obtained directly from our farming people. We believe there are significant issues that need to be addressed but they’re not yet clearly defined,” adds Alicia. Conducted by the University of Exeter, The Big Farming Survey is a key strand of RABI’s ambitious 5-year strategy that will enable the charity to reach a far wider audience. It’s a further step towards achieving their vision that no farmer should ever face adversity alone. The research project closely follows the introduction of RABI’s online wellbeing platforms which launched in October. Featuring two distinct, age appropriate websites – Qwell for adults and Kooth for young people aged 11-18 – the online service provides free and confidential access to numerous resources and counselling support. Users can anonymously access farmer-specific and other insightful content on these sites, as well as a wealth of discussion boards, case studies and messaging functions. There are many tools, tips and articles which are free to all, and users can also access one-to-one counselling through a chat function from British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellors. Two Welsh speaking counsellors have also recently been recruited to support an even wider audience. Both sites can be reached via www.rabi.org.uk/kooth “Through both the online wellbeing platforms and The Big Farming Survey, we aim to make a real difference to the farming community that RABI has been dedicated to for the past 160 years. We’re aware that RABI must continue to develop and adapt our services to deliver enhanced, proactive support as everyone continues to adapt to changing routines, challenges and expectations,” concludes Alicia. Please set aside 15 minutes to take part by completing the online form: http://ex.ac.uk/BigFarmingSurvey which is available in both Welsh and English formats. Thank you.

On January 11 2021, RABI launches the largest ever research project across Wales and England relating to the wellbeing of farming people. This wide-ranging survey will consider for the first time the relationship between...

“Dy’n nhw byth yn gwrando arnon ni”

gan Angharad Evans, Golygydd y Gymraeg 65 mlwydd oed – dyna i chi 65 mlynedd, 23725 diwrnod, 569400 awr a 2,049,840,000 eiliad o Undeb Amaethwyr Cymru – ie Pen- blwydd Hapus iawn i ni!...