Positive meeting with Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs

FOCUSING ON FARMING MATTERS: From left, FUW vice president Brian Walters, FUW F&O member Dewi Owen, FUW deputy president Brian Thomas, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths, FUW president Glyn Roberts, FUW vice president Richard Vaughan and FUW F&O member Brian Bowen

FOCUSING ON FARMING MATTERS: From left, FUW vice president Brian Walters, FUW F&O member Dewi Owen, FUW deputy president Brian Thomas, Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths, FUW president Glyn Roberts, FUW vice president Richard Vaughan and FUW F&O member Brian Bowen

A DELEGATION of FUW officials met with Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths at the Royal Welsh Show. The positive discussions focused on farming matters, including succession planning and share-farming, as well as the issue of bovine TB and how best to prepare the industry for life post-Brexit. Speaking after the meeting, FUW president Glyn Roberts, said: “Our assets should be the will to change and move forward with life post-Brexit. But what we need government and those in power to understand is that agriculture acts like the nucleus in a cell. “The cell – or in other words our rural economy – will only thrive if the nucleus as the centre of all operations, the role filled by our agricultural industry, is working well. We are where we are and it is important that we as an industry change with the times. We must as individuals and as an industry adapt to new circumstances and actively help to shape a better future. “In every change there are opportunities and we will continue to identify these and lead the argument and planning for a brighter, prosperous and sustainable agricultural industry in Wales.”

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