Welsh Labour must finally listen to farmers to avoid protests
Responding to news that protest action amongst farmers is “inevitable”, Samuel Kurtz MS, Shadow Rural Affairs Minister, said:
“The Labour Government must listen to the farming industry before it is too late.
“Welsh farmers have had to deal with a host of policy changes in a short space of time, their frustration is not being heard by the Labour Government and they are left feeling protests are the only option.
“There is a real sense of frustration and anger in the sector at the moment, therefore I am urging the Welsh Government to pause this consultation and to redouble their efforts to get the scheme right so that it works for Wales’ farmers.”
Image from Farmers Weekly Hundreds of farmers unite in anger at Welsh SFS proposals
Welsh rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths has been urged to pause a consultation on the Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS), the future farm support framework for Wales, which farmers have branded as “unworkable”.