Welsh Conservatives stand with our farmers

Welsh Conservatives stand with our farmers

Responding to the protest outside the Senedd today, Andrew RT Davies MS, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said:

“Today our farmers made themselves perfectly clear. They’re not prepared to take the destruction of our rural communities lying down.

“It’s time for Labour and their coalition partners in Plaid Cymru to drop the Sustainable Farming Scheme and build a scheme that works for farmers, not against them.”

Also commenting, Samuel Kurtz MS, Shadow Rural Affairs Minister, said:

“Speaking at the protest outside the Senedd was one of the proudest moments of my life, both as a politician and as a farmer’s son, but it’s sorry state that the Welsh Government have let it get this far.

“The momentum is with the industry now and whoever becomes Wales’ next First Minister, and next Rural Affairs Minister, must work hard on the SFS, NVZs, and Bovine TB, to repair a broken relationship between government and the agricultural sector.

“Can I thank all those who attended the protest for the respect and order that they showed. It was the largest of its kind and if the message hasn’t got through to the Welsh Government now, I’m not sure it ever will.”

Future generations of farming at risk, says Rowlands

Following Finance and Local Government Questions in the Senedd, Sam Rowlands MS, Shadow Minister for Local Government, said:

“It’s a shame that the Minister would not discuss the role local government has to play in helping farmers to feed our nation.

“Council-owned farms are one of the key ways in which younger farmers get onto the farming ladder, and they are the future of farming.

“If the Sustainable Farming Scheme is not withdrawn, there is a real risk that the future generations of farmers who will feed the nation will find it much harder to join the sector.”

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