Family farms on the agenda during visit with Anglesey AM

FUW MEMBERS DISCUSS #FARMINGMATTERS WITH ANGLESEY AM.

FUW MEMBERS DISCUSS #FARMINGMATTERS WITH ANGLESEY AM.

A SUCCESSFUL farm visit was held by the Anglesey branch of the FUW with Rhun ap Iorwerth AM. The visit was held at Rhos Helyg, Gaerwen, home to Iwan and Rebecca Jones, a young couple and tenants of a County Council small holding. The couple run a sheep and cattle collection centre centrally located on the Island and close to the A55 carriageway. FUW Anglesey county executive officer Heidi Williams said: “The visit was an opportunity for us to raise #FarmingMatters with Rhun ap Iorwerth and we discussed the current rural economy and the importance of the family farm, as well as concerns the industry has in light of Brexit.” Discussing the importance of Council Farms and their importance in providing a starting base for young people, Mrs Williams added: “The sale of local council holdings is of great concern for us here on Anglesey. “Council farms provide a stepping stone for our young people to get into the industry and whilst we appreciate the financial difficulties councils find themselves in, selling off their holdings does nothing to support those who want to get started in the industry.”

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