FUW welcomes positive meeting with new DEFRA secretary of state

The Farmers’ Union of Wales has described a meeting with newly appointed DEFRA secretary of state, Liz Truss, as extremely positive.

Speaking after the meeting, which took place at the Royal Welsh Show today (July 21), FUW president Emyr Jones said “We covered a range of issues of concern to the Welsh industry, including bovine TB, farmgate commodity prices, and the future of the CAP.

“We also took the opportunity to congratulate the minister on the newly announced £400 million plan for public procurement.”

Mr Jones said there was a great deal of common ground, and that the union looked forward to working with the minister over the coming months with regard to those issues which are not devolved.

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