Farmers from all over Wales enjoyed a "constructive" meeting with Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths, focusing strongly on Wales' future post-Brexit agriculture policies today at the Royal Welsh show.

Farmers Union Wales (FUW) president Glyn Roberts said: “This was a constructive meeting and we have raised numerous concerns about what is being proposed in this consultation document and our members have been quite outspoken about some of the proposals.

“We also discussed funding and the possibility of direct support being a thing of the past and highlighted the worry the current weather conditions are still having on fodder.

"We, therefore, were pleased to hear that our call for a summit has now been heeded."


Just over a week ago the Welsh Government launched a consultation paper on post-Brexit agricultural and land use policies.

“I look forward to consult further with our members all over Wales to ensure that the voice of our family farms across Wales is heard loud and clear in Cardiff Bay.

"I am hopeful that we can find a positive way forward to secure the immediate and long-term future of our industry in terms of fodder supplies, trade deals and frameworks," he added.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show runs from Monday, July 23 until Thursday, July 23.

The FUW's programme of events also includes discussions on technologies such as genomics, smart farming, and vertical farming; mental health and farm diversification among others.