Pembrokeshire farmer John Savins has been elected as the new chairman of the FUW arable, horticulture and cropping committee at a recent meeting.
Mr Savins, 48, who is also the union’s Pembrokeshire county president, runs a herd of 200 store cattle on his 530- acre farm at boncath, Pembrokeshire, and farms around 130-acres of barley. he was born and raised on the family farm in North Pembrokeshire and attended Ysgol Y Preseli followed by Gelli Aur Agricultural College after which he returned home to farm with his parents. mr savins first became involved with the FUW when he was voted on to the county committee as the representative for Crymych and since then has served as county vice chairman and then as county chairman, as well as vice chairman for the arable, horticulture and cropping committee. he said: “The arable, horticultural and cropping committee covers a wide variety of issues, such as pesticide usage, the growing of feed crops for home use and selling off-farm, and of more immediate concern the implications of the new greening requirements of the new basic Payment scheme. “i look forward to leading the committee and to continue to represent, support and promote our industry regarding these important issues on behalf of the union.”