Local Senedd Member Paul Davies joined colleagues and representatives from the National Farmers Union (NFU) to celebrate Welsh farming week at the Senedd. At the reception, NFU Cymru’s report Shaping Welsh Farming’s Future was unveiled, calling on the Welsh Government to prioritise food security and enhance Welsh farmers’ ability to produce food.
Mr Davies said, “2022 is an important year for the Welsh farming industry – major new regulations have been set in relation to water pollution, the Welsh Government’s Bovine TB strategy is being refreshed and there’s a huge Agriculture Bill coming this autumn, which could reshape the industry for years to come. In the midst of all of that and an ongoing international conflict, food security has never been more important. We must ensure that the people of Wales have access to high quality, affordable food and the Welsh Government must use the levers it has to support our industry, not introduce measures that will make life tougher for our farmers.”
PIC CAP – L-R: Abi Reader (Deputy President of NFU Cymru), Roger Lewis (Pembrokeshire County Chairman), Paul Davies MS, Aled Jones (NFU Cymru President)