HROC (agency) - Kubota
Farminguk
29 May 2016 | Online since 2003
Less co2 Limited


26 May 2014 01:40:57|News,NFU

Support for young people is key, says NFU


The need to support young people in rural communities was highlighted at a recent Meirionnydd NFU Cymru county meeting.
Lewis Williams, Meirionnydd NFU Cymru county Chairman said, “As a county, we have an agricultural industry that we should be proud of, but the bottom line for any business is profitability. This is what is needed if we are to attract young people into the industry and keep them in our rural areas.
“The next few months will be critical as we await several key decisions by the Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies. The CAP reform measures from 2015 allow opportunities to support young farmers and new entrants through Pillar 1 payments, but also critical are the decisions the Minister will make as to what is included in the Rural Development Plan for Wales over the next seven years.”
Mr Williams added, “Members of NFU Cymru in Meirionnydd always strive to support youth movements in the county, including the local Young Farmers Clubs and the Urdd. This year, the county has decided to donate the chair for the Urdd Eisteddfod in Bala, with two wood craftsmen, John Pugh and Iolo Puw, making the chair using ash from a Trawsfynnydd farm.
“NFU Cymru has a stand at the Eisteddfod and will be stressing the benefits and importance of local food to the eisteddfod goers, not only as part of a balanced diet but also to support and sustain the local economy. Come along for a friendly chat, have a go at some of our competitions and enjoy a glass of milk or some cheese, kindly donated by Tomlinson Dairies and South Caernarfon Creamery. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Download





0 Comment


loginuserlogo
Name

Please enter your name


Email

Comment

Please enter your comment


Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.


Comments

No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

World News

Canada | 27 May 2016
Southern Ontario farmers launch their own weather network

Southern Ontario farmers are building their own weather network to more accurately record how conditions will affect their crops. The AG Grower Daily Dashboard project is designed to give farmers h...


Australia | 27 May 2016
National Australia sees farmers seeking loans to weather crisis

National Australia Bank Ltd., the nation’s largest lender to farmers, is expecting its dairy clients to seek short-term credit to assist them as slumping milk prices have thrown the industry into a cr...


USA | 27 May 2016
Central Indiana county approves livestock farm restrictions

A central Indiana county has approved new restrictions on big livestock farms limiting where those farms with hundreds or thousands of animals can be built. The ordinance approved this week by the ...


Ireland | 27 May 2016
Dairy farmers' income plight in spotlight

IFA president Joe Healy, who met with EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels, said the majority of dairy farms will be in the red this month. He urged the Commissioner to act without de...


Canada | 27 May 2016
The changing face of Canada's farm industry

Mapping the evolution of Canada's farm industry is not as simple as just examining the numbers. Every five years, Canada's federal government asks us to provide details on who lives in our househol...



Trending Now

Viewed
Discussed

Farms and Land for sale

PropertyLocation
PropertyAgent
PropertyMinimumPrice
PropertyMaximumPrice
PropertyCategory

Holiday Rentals search

AccommodationKeyword
AccommodationType
AccommodationCounty
AccommodationStarRating


Top stories you may have missed
closeicon
Username
Password