A high-powered delegation from the Farmers' Union of Wales today raised a series of issues with Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones during a two-hour meeting in Aberystwyth.

High on the agenda was the controversial Glastir land management scheme which was also discussed at length during the union's annual general meeting last Monday when the Minister addressed anxious delegates.

"Glastir dominated the debate at the AGM so we were duty bound to raise several issues about the scheme with the Minister again today," said FUW president Gareth Vaughan.

"As a union we still maintain that a 12-month deferment of the scheme is warranted but we are pleased that the Minister agreed to look at certain specific aspects that were raised with her today."

The meeting also touched upon a range of other issues including TB, CAP reform and the disproportionate penalties imposed on farmers for relatively minor errors on their IACS/SAF forms.