NFU Cymru has arranged a meeting for Tenant farmers in Wales.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th September 2020 at 1pm and will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event will include updates on future agricultural policy in Wales and the latest on Tenancy Reform proposals which were subject to consultation during 2019.
NFU Senior Rural Surveyor, Louise Staples and NFU Land Management Adviser, Eleanor Griggs will provide advice on COVID-19 related rent concerns; rental considerations in the context of Brexit and the phasing out of BPS in Wales; together with the factors to be taken into account in the rent review process.
NFU Cymru Deputy President, Aled Jones said: “A thriving tenanted sector is vital for a productive, profitable and progressive farming industry in Wales. NFU Cymru continues to emphasise to government that the sector and the position of individual tenants must not be weakened through future agricultural policy. NFU Cymru has long been clear that future support must be targeted at the active farmer – the person who takes the business risk associated with food production.”
NFU Cymru Tenant’s Forum Representative, Elwyn Evans said: “With around a third of agricultural land in Wales rented through formal and informal agreements the tenanted sector is very important in Wales. NFU Cymru is pleased to support this sector and our event aims to provide tenant farmers with the information they need as we navigate the uncertain times ahead.”