We only have until the 30th October 2018 to contribute to Welsh Government's consultation on the future of Welsh farming and whilst NFU Cymru will be submitting a response on behalf of our membership, it is really important you have your say NOW to add strength to our response.
This is the most significant and important Welsh Government consultation on the future of the agricultural industry for a generation. This consultation provides the opportunity for the industry to make its voice heard and to shape Welsh Government thinking. It's vital that we get the message across that food production is at the heart of everything we do and is a crucial part of Wales' post-Brexit future.
NFU Cymru is carrying out a comprehensive member engagement programme throughout the consultation period, but we need you to respond to this consultation to add weight to our vision.
Have your say
Details of the 'Brexit and our Land' consultation, NFU Cymru's view, and ways to respond are available here.
You can respond directly to the consultation, but to save time we've highlighted some of the key areas below. Once you have completed the questions using the guidance which you can copy and paste into the boxes (please do add your own comments as well) we will create an automatic email that can be sent directly to Welsh Government ([email protected]) and the Cabinet Secretary, Lesley Griffiths as well as any AMs you selected.
You will have the chance to edit your email before it's sent.
Food Production – securing a continued supply of safe, quality, fully traceable food is in the nation's interest.
Welsh Government policy and investment is needed and government should…
Environment – All farmers in Wales should be fairly rewarded for the public goods they are already delivering. Payments must go beyond income forgone calculations.
Welsh Government should ensure that future policy…
Productivity – measures providing funding to support investment in modern farm infrastructure, the latest technologies and innovations to ensure farming businesses are well equipped to face the challenges and maximise the opportunities of a post-Brexit market place.
Future policy should…
Transition – Providing farmers time to adapt to life outside the EU.
Welsh Government must ensure a sufficiently long transitionary period from current arrangements to a new domestic agricultural policy because…