NFU Cymru has arranged two events for tenant farmers in Wales to consider Welsh Government Sustainable Farming and Our Land proposals. The events, which will take place on 30th September in Caernarfon and 1st October in Haverfordwest will consider Welsh Government revised proposals for how it intends to support farmers after Brexit.
NFU Cymru President, John Davies said: “A thriving tenanted sector is vital for a productive, profitable and progressive farming industry in Wales. Whilst a range of routes into farming exist, access to land through Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) remains a key route for many new entrants and young farmers as well as many expanding farm businesses.
“NFU Cymru has long been clear future support should be targeted at the active farmer – the person who takes the business risk associated with food production. Equal access for farmers who do not own the land they farm to the schemes that will replace the CAP remains a key priority for NFU Cymru. It is the person who farms the land that should secure future support payments and we want to ensure that the views of the tenanted sector are fully represented through the consultation process.”
NFU Cymru Tenants Chair, Elwyn Evans said: “With around a third of agricultural land in Wales rented through formal and informal agreements, we are pleased that Louise Staples, the NFU Senior Rural Surveyor will also be in attendance at the meetings to outline the range of support we are able to offer tenant farmers. Representatives of the NFU Cymru Legal and Rural Surveyor Panel firms will also be present.”
Mr Evans concluded: “Overall NFU Cymru is clear future policy must deliver for all farmers in Wales and it is vital that the tenanted sector is not disadvantaged through changes to agricultural policy moving forward. A warm welcome is extended to all.”
The events will take place as follows:
Monday 30th September 2019
Pant Du, County Road, Penygroes, Caernarfon, LL54 6HE
Tuesday 1st October 2019
NFU Office, Agriculture House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1RW
Please contact NFU Cymru on (01982) 554200 to reserve your place.