A NEW online service aimed at capturing farm business issues related to coronavirus has been launched by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

The new service will enable the NFU to collate information and inform ministers of the key issues arising from the outbreak and ensure farm business voices are heard from across the UK.

NFU Cymru president John Davies says the work will keep the respective parliaments of Wales and the UK, in Cardiff and London, informed.

He added: I’m constantly and acutely aware that our industry cannot be mothballed like other sectors, farmers and growers are producing perishable products, all of which have a finite shelf life.

“We already know coronavirus is having a huge impact on the food and farming sector with disruption across the supply chain, enormous price volatility and delays in payments.

“The NFU will be co-ordinating this effort on behalf of the farming industry across the UK, and I encourage all members and non-members from across agricultural and horticulture to please use the online form to log concerns.

“We will use this information to provide a daily overview to government of the business-critical issues farmers and growers are encountering, or expect to encounter, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I am extremely proud of all our farmers and growers who continue to work around the clock to produce food for the nation.”

For more, head to www.nfu-cymru.org.uk/news/latest-news/coronavirus-nfu-provides-new-service-to-report-on-coronavirus-impact-on-farming/