NFU Cymru

NFU Cymru questions lawfulness of new water quality regulations

NFU Cymru questions lawfulness of new water quality regulations

NFU Cymru’s lawyers have written to the Welsh government to question the lawfulness of the decision to introduce new water...

March 3, 2021

Consultation proposals will cause ‘significant disruption to livestock transportation’

Consultation proposals will cause ‘significant disruption to livestock transportation’

NFU Cymru has said that many proposals within the Welsh government and Defra’s Welfare in Transport consultation will cause significant...

March 1, 2021

Welsh farming unions raise concerns about future direction of Welsh agri policy

Welsh farming unions raise concerns about future direction of Welsh agri policy

The Welsh farming unions and Wales YFC have written to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to express...

February 10, 2021

NFU Cymru welcomes new chair of HCC

NFU Cymru welcomes new chair of HCC

NFU Cymru has congratulated Catherine Smith on her appointment as the new chair of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC). Food Business...

February 5, 2021

NVZ support package for Welsh farmers is ‘woefully inadequate’ – NFU Cymru

NVZ support package for Welsh farmers is ‘woefully inadequate’ – NFU Cymru

NFU Cymru has said that they are astounded by the Welsh government’s announcement introducing an EU Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)...

January 29, 2021

NFU Cymru welcomes High Court ruling on general licences for bird control

NFU Cymru welcomes High Court ruling on general licences for bird control

NFU Cymru has welcomed the High Court ruling that Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) general licences to control wild birds are...

January 19, 2021

UK farm unions granted permission to continue COPA-COGECA membership

UK farm unions granted permission to continue COPA-COGECA membership

European farm lobbying group COPA-COGECA has granted UK farming unions permission to continue their membership despite leaving the EU. However, as...

January 14, 2021

NFU Cymru sounds security warning to farmers after quad bike thefts

NFU Cymru sounds security warning to farmers after quad bike thefts

NFU Cymru is warning farmers to be extra vigilant and mindful of on farm security after the union was made...

January 10, 2021

Brexit trade deal is ‘vital in maintaining trade’ – NFU Cymru

Brexit trade deal is ‘vital in maintaining trade’ – NFU Cymru

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru is relieved that a post-Brexit trade deal has finally been agreed between the UK...

December 29, 2020

BPS payment levels to remain the same for Welsh farmers in 2021

BPS payment levels to remain the same for Welsh farmers in 2021

NFU Cymru has warmly welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that BPS...

December 23, 2020

White Paper will not allow Welsh farming to ‘thrive in a post-Brexit marketplace’

White Paper will not allow Welsh farming to ‘thrive in a post-Brexit marketplace’

The Welsh government’s latest white paper policy proposals fall short of providing a true ‘Made in Wales’ policy framework that...

December 17, 2020

NFU Cymru welcomes 95% payment of BPS to Welsh farmers in its first week

NFU Cymru welcomes 95% payment of BPS to Welsh farmers in its first week

NFU Cymru has welcomed the news that over 94.6% of Welsh farm businesses will have received either their full Basic...

December 10, 2020

10 days for UK poultry keepers to prepare for new housing measures

10 days for UK poultry keepers to prepare for new housing measures

New poultry housing rules will come into force throughout the UK on Monday, December 14, giving keepers 10 days to...

December 4, 2020

NFU Cymru voices ‘strong opposition’ to ammonia proposals

NFU Cymru voices ‘strong opposition’ to ammonia proposals

The National Farmers’ Union Cymru (NFU Cymru) has come out to “strongly oppose” changes to the Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) Ammonia...

December 3, 2020

£100 million funding shortfall ‘a bitter blow for farmers’ – NFU Cymru

£100 million funding shortfall ‘a bitter blow for farmers’ – NFU Cymru

A possible near £100 million shortfall in funding for Welsh agriculture is a “bitter blow at a critical and extremely...

November 27, 2020

NFU Cymru report reveals what farmers are concerned about for the future

NFU Cymru report reveals what farmers are concerned about for the future

A new NFU Cymru report has highlighted the unique contribution that the Welsh upland farming community makes to food security,...

November 25, 2020

Farming unions unite to call for funding reassurances

Farming unions unite to call for funding reassurances

“Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish farmers and their respective rural economies must not be the losers from a battle over...

November 24, 2020

‘No simple answers to ridding the country of bovine TB’

‘No simple answers to ridding the country of bovine TB’

NFU Cymru has responded to the Welsh government’s statement on the Bovine TB Eradication Programme. NFU Cymru deputy president Aled...

November 18, 2020