Time for common sense to prevail over single market and customs union membership says FUW

The evidence supporting the need for the UK to remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit is now incontrovertible says the Farmers’ Union of Wales, which has called for common sense to prevail.

“Continuing membership of these two institutions is the only way to avoid the dire collapse in incomes predicted in the latest AHDB report and in the FAPRI report in August,” said FUW President Glyn Roberts.

“Talks with the EU about some kind of alternative arrangement have not even begun, yet we only have around seventeen months before we leave the EU.”

The latest Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) ‘Horizon’ publication released last week reported the results of detailed modelling of different Brexit scenarios.

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Glastir Advanced EOI window closing soon

Farmers in Wales are being reminded that the Expression of Interest (EOI) window for Glastir Advanced 2019, will close at midnight on 20 October 2017.

Glastir Advanced is the flagship component of Glastir, through which the Welsh Government offers financial support to farmers and landowners to improve the environmental management of their land.

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FUW raises concerns about Sustainable Management of Natural Resources consultation with Arfon AM

Concerns regarding the Welsh Government’s ‘Taking Forward Wales Sustainable Management of Natural Resources’ consultation were the focus of recent discussions between Farmers’ Union of Wales County Executive Officer Gwynedd Watkin and Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian, who is also a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.

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Official re-opening of Yr Ysgwrn

by Huw Jones, FUW Meirionnydd county executive officer

I was thrilled and honoured to be part of the official re-opening of Yr Ysgwrn at the beginning of September, and also to have the chance of chatting for a while with Gerald Williams (Hedd Wyn’s nephew).
For some time now, the new look farmhouse and the outbuildings in Trawsfynydd has been open to the public following recovery of the site through careful conservation and development. 

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