The Farmers’ Union of Wales has today reacted with sadness to the news that former First Minister Rhodri Morgan has passed away at the age of 77.
Mr Morgan has been a great friend and supporter of the FUW during his time in office and the Union extends their warmest condolences to the family.
FUW President Glyn Roberts said: “It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of former First Minister Rhodri Morgan, who has always been a friend to this Union.
“He understood the challenges farmers here in Wales face and we worked closely with him, most notably during the Foot and Mouth crisis.
“I can only describe him as an ambassador for Wales, a visionary for devolution and someone who had our rural Welsh communities and family farms close to his heart and cared deeply for them. He will be missed by many.”