Policy Department e-Bulletins

by Gareth Parry, Policy Communications Officer

TO avoid overloading you with Policy updates and consultations on top of our briefing on the Agriculture (Wales) White Paper on pages 16, 17 and 18, what better way to kick off 2021 with an outlook on the monthly FUW Policy e‐Bulletins.

Since starting in the newly created role of FUW Policy Communications Officer in June 2 0 1 9 , I feel that we have taken great strides in engaging with members and keeping you up‐to‐date with policy issues, whether this has been at a County or Head Office level, electronically or through Y Tir, or more so now,virtually.

In August 2 0 1 9 , the decision was made to split the e‐bulletin into two separate sources of information;

Agri-News

The first of which ‐ the Agri‐News Bulletin ‐ includes articles along the lines of Policy updates, changes and FUW positions and responses. These could include items on anything from Brexit and the UK Agriculture Bill to Access proposals, TB regulations or Climate Change targets.

Farmers’Monthly

The second ‐ the Farmers’ Monthly Bulletin ‐ contains useful

guidance, information, agricultural surveys or questionnaires and a list of the open and upcoming expression of interest window dates ‐ updates that are more relevant to the day‐to‐day operation of the farm business.

More recently, we have also taken further steps in order to produce both of the above in Welsh in response to feedback from members and to fulfil our commitment to the Welsh language.

The Farmers’ Monthly, or Ffermwyr Misol, is sent on or around the22ndandtheAgri‐News,orNewyddion‐Amaethupdate is sent by the end of each month. Both bulletins are sent directly to your inbox, however all of the articles are also available to view on the FUW Website:

English: www.fuw.org.uk/en/news/agricultural‐policy‐news

Welsh: www.fuw.org.uk/cy/newyddion/newyddion‐polisi‐ amaethyddol

Please get in touch if you wish to change your language preference. However, it is important to note that in some instances, one Bulletin may appear in your spam folder when receiving both English and Welsh versions. Any feedback is also always welcome.

If you have an email address but are not currently receiving the FUW Policy e-Bulletins and would like to, please contact me on gareth.parry@fuw.org.uk or 0 1 9 7 0 6 2 9 4 6 1 .

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