The Welsh Government has launched the 'Brexit and our Land' consultation on their proposals to support farmers after Brexit. This Brexit hub has all the latest information on the consultation and NFU Cymru's work.
- Welsh Government consultation document
- NFU Cymru's summary document (9 pages)
- Vision for the future of farming
- *NEW - NFU Cymru boards have their say
- *NEW - Brexit consultation Q&A and Brexit seminar with the First Minister
- NFU Cymru's list of Brexit consultation roadshows
- *NEW - The latest Brexit update for members
- Have your say - email us with your comments
The Welsh Government states that there is an overwhelming case for supporting land managers and that this consultation puts forward their proposals for ambitious reform.
This Welsh Government consultation explains the basis on which the Welsh Government proposes to continue to support farmers after Brexit. It outlines proposals for a planned, multiyear transition and seeks views and ideas on how the specific schemes that will deliver the support should be designed.
Within the consultation the term “land manager” and “land management” means farmers, foresters and any other activity drawing on non-urban land to produce goods and services. The Welsh Government acknowledge that the vast majority of Welsh land managers are – and will continue to be – farmers.
The consultation is built around nine key chapters.
NFU Cymru's four policy papers which set out our vision for the future of agricultural policy in Wales, a vision that will enables us to realise our ambition of a productive, profitable and progressive farming businesses developing jobs, growth and investment for Wales. These papers give us a foundation from which to respond to the Welsh Government consultation but we want to build on these by receiving your thoughts and feedback on the consultation in order to enhance the NFU Cymru response and ensure it represents the views of our members.
A number of the NFU Cymru boards have met early into the consultation process to discuss the detail of the consultation and to provide their initial thoughts on this hugely important document.
NFU Cymru held a Q&A with the Cabinet Secretary over the Show and the event drew in a huge crowd of Showgoers, all eager to learn more about the ongoing consultation and what the proposals could mean for farming. NFU Cymru also organised a dedicated Brexit seminar on Monday of the Show, with the First Minister. This was an opportunity for members to hear first-hand, what the Welsh Government wanted to see post-Brexit. Read more about the discussions here.
If you want to see the full recording of the seminar, check out the NFU Cymru Facebook page.
This is the most significant and important Welsh Government consultation for a generation and it is of paramount importance that farmers across Wales contribute their own views as part of the process – we need to ensure the industry’s voice is heard loud and clear. NFU Cymru has organised roadshows across Wales to help inform and gather the views of the membership. The dates of each roadshow are listed below:
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