FUW puts focus on #farmingmatters at Usk Show

The Farmers’ Union of Wales Gwent team enjoyed a busy, #farmingmatters focused Usk show, on Saturday 14 September.

The event, which has been held on the second Saturday in September since 1844, once again celebrated the very best of Monmouthshire farming and rural life.

Political visitors to the FUW stand included David Davies MP and Nick Ramsay AM, with Brexit and the Welsh Governments “Sustainable Farming and our Land” consultation being the main topics of discussion. 

FUW Gwent County Executive Officer Glyn Davies said: “We had a great time at Usk show - it was a time to show the quality of produce, a time to meet and catch up with old friends and a time to demonstrate the value of agriculture to a wider audience. 

“The lovely autumn sunshine brought a record attendance, and a steady flow of people anxious to discuss #farmingmatters at the Union’s stand.

“We saw many people with little or no background in agriculture who are increasingly interested in food, food production, quality produce and buying locally here at the show. For us it was the perfect opportunity to showcase just why and how #farmingmatters. 

“Our officials also had constructive chats with politicians and highlighted concerns about the timing of the current Welsh Government consultation, fears about Brexit and loss of markets in a no-deal scenario.

“All in all the day was successful and I would like to thank everyone for their help in setting up and running the stand.”