NFU Cymru is urging farmers across Wales to make their voices heard following the launch of Welsh government’s ‘Brexit and Our Land’ consultation.

The Union said the consultation, launched this week will be ‘the most significant and important Welsh government consultation for a generation’.

NFU Cymru will be undertaking a comprehensive member engagement programme over the coming months, which includes a dedicated consultation seminar at the Royal Welsh Show and similar briefings at the summer county shows, as well as five regional roadshow events across Wales in September, all designed to ensure farmers are able to respond effectively to the proposals.

NFU Cymru President John Davies, speaking following the launch of the Welsh government ‘Brexit and Our Land’ consultation, said: “NFU Cymru’s vision for a future Welsh agricultural policy is built firmly on three cornerstones: productivity, volatility and the environment.

"Although this consultation considers in detail productivity measures (economic resilience) and environment measures (public goods), it appears to suggest that volatility (stability) measures are not required.

"While we accept that Welsh government is proposing a multi-year phased removal of the BPS, it is the firm belief of the Union that given the unprecedented weather events of the last year and the impact that has had on the industry, coupled with continued global political instability. The ongoing uncertainty over trade, the case for maintaining stability has, in fact, never been more compelling if we are to ensure supply of safe, quality, affordable food.