Carmarthen farmers quiz Senedd hopefuls at hustings

Carmarthen farmers took the opportunity to quiz their prospective Senedd Members for the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency at a virtual husting, which was hosted jointly on Zoom by the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW), Wales YFC and NFU Cymru, on Tuesday, April 13.

Speaking after the meeting, FUW Carmarthenshire county executive officer David Waters said:

“Many members of the farming community took up this opportunity to pose questions to those that seek to represent them in Cardiff for the next Welsh Senedd term.

The big questions around NVZs, river pollution by water companies and future Welsh policies were high on the agenda, and the FUW will continue to lobby on these.

Waters added that the incoming Welsh government must listen to the farming community and develop bespoke policies for Wales.

“The FUW is urging the incoming Welsh government and Senedd to develop bespoke, tailormade policies that reflect global realities as well as Welsh economic, social and environmental needs, and the seven Welsh well-being goals.

We need policies which maintain our already high standards while ensuring Welsh producers are not undermined in ways which lead to greater imports of food from those countries with far lower standards than our own.

Further hustings are being held on Friday, April 16, 7:30pm for Llanelli and Monday, April 19, 7:30pm for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.