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Glyn Davies welcomes FUW's post-Brexit response

 
Created on 24/08/2016 @ 07:58
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Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies today welcomed the positive post-Brexit response of the Farmers Union of Wales.

The MP was speaking after the FUW sent out positive messages following UK Government's commitments to back farming after leaving the European Union. 

Commenting on industry responses, Mr Davies said; "Food security and the rural economy are key to Theresa May's Government priorities. The recent statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond is hugely reassuring to farming in rural Wales, which has been rightly acknowledged by Welsh farming's representatives." 

"I particularly welcome the recent positive response from the Farmer's Union for Wales. Over the next four years, up until 2020, there will need to be much detailed discussion on future Government support for farming.

“We need a support system that is fully geared towards what's right for the UK farming, both in terms of food production linked to care of our landscape and environment.

“We need farming unions to be part of these discussions."

The FUW is seeking its members opinion on the future for agriculture post-Brexit through an online questionnaire, as the outcome of the UK referendum continues to raise numerous concerns about the future of agricultural support in Wales.

“The future of many of the most significant issues, such as the future of financial support, trade agreements and legislative change, remain uncertain. Therefor we would encourage members to identify those policy priorities, which will help develop a Welsh farming sector, which is profitable, sustainable and able to withstand increasing price volatility,” said FUW President Glyn Roberts.

The FUW wants to be sure that future policy positions have the backing of the Welsh agricultural sector and therefore, alongside an internal consultation, the Union has published an online Brexit questionnaire.

It is designed to give all Union members the chance to comment on some of the major issues relating to the types of agricultural policies that might best benefit Wales after the UK leaves the European Union.

The survey also has space for comments on how Welsh farming and our rural communities could or should change in a way which improves our financial, environmental and cultural sustainability.

“The FUW remains in regular contact with Welsh and UK Ministers and civil servants and it is now important that we identify the possible post-Brexit opportunities for Welsh agriculture,” added Glyn Roberts.

Members wishing to respond to the survey can access it via the following URL:  www.fuw.org.uk/brexitsurvey


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