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11 February 2014|News

FUW urges Welsh farmers to reciprocate help for flood-hit Somerset farmers


The Farmers' Union of Wales today appealed to Welsh farmers to offer any help or forage to farmers in Somerset hit by the recent floods.

"Many Somerset farmers are suffering dire conditions and we have received requests from members asking what they can do to help, particularly after the support given by English farmers who co-ordinated a fodder bank for Welsh farmers in need during last year's snow," said FUW president Emyr Jones.

"I know many Welsh farmers are keen to repay the favour for fodder donations from English farmers last year so if anyone has fodder, transport or any other help to offer we would be happy to pass their details on to the help co-ordinators.

"The social media network is currently coming into its own in this regard and there is already a Farm Community Network helpline in place for those who wish to donate towards the cost of fodder. The number is 0845 367 9990.

"Alternatively, the Farming Community Network has a 'just giving page' that is accepting financial donations. To donate, state: 'For Somerset Farmers' at http://www.justgiving.com/fcn/donate

"There is also a dedicated 'just giving' site, set up for Welsh farmers last year, that has now reopened for Somerset. The link to this site is: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/forageaid For those on Twitter you can follow events on #Forageaid

"There is a collection point at Sedgemoor Market (01278 410278) for forage and any livestock that need rehousing," Mr Jones added.

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