Wellies exhibition at the Senedd

Martin Griffiths, Ffosgrafel Uchaf Farm and Deputy Chair of NFU Wales Ceredigion stands with Elin Jones MS and other members of NFU Cymru at the steps of the Senedd.

Today Welsh farmers came together to create an exhibition of 5,500 pair of wellingtons on the steps of the Senedd, representing the jobs forecast to be lost within the industry through the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Farming Scheme proposals.

Elin attended the exhibition and met with the farmers who brought the wellies to the Senedd on the eve of the Welsh Government’s consultation on the scheme closing.

Plaid Cymru are very supportive of the need for change to the scheme proposed by the Government, and they have offered practical changes that could be considered to improve conditions for our farmers.

Elin Jones MS said: “It’s no small feat collecting 5,500 pairs of wellingtons, but NFU Cymru have managed to do this. The image that they’ve created today sends a strong and powerful message to the Welsh Government that there is a need to change the scheme, and seriously hear and consider the responses to the consultation. Supporting our farmers is essential. Without them, we’re not only endangering our food chain, but we’re also risking the backbone of our rural Welsh heritage, community and way of life.”  

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