The materialisation of a far harder form of Brexit than had been promised by those who lobbied for our departure from the EU has restricted access to our main export markets on the continent in ways which are only beginning to be felt.
THE impact of a far harder form of Brexit than had been promised has restricted access to main farming export markets on the Continent in ways which are only beginning to be felt, according to FUW president Glyn Roberts in his end-of-year address.
A Welsh farming union say yesterday’s Budget broke a Conservative manifesto and Brexit campaign promise not to cut rural funding.
Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) members from Montgomeryshire, as well as the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), have met with local MP Craig Williams to discuss the impact Brexit is having on meat exports and highlighted the need to address non-tariff barriers that are causing major problems for exporters.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE FUW is to raise concerns about Brexit impact on exports with their MP.
Concern is growing among farmers and unions about the importation of lower quality food to the UK, post-Brexit.
One of the UK’s leading farmer representative bodies is calling for Article 50 – which set the original deadline for the country to leave the EU – to be revoked altogether.
Farmers fear Westminster will impose England-centric replacement for CAP, with knock-on effects for tourism and language. Farming in Snowdonia will be wiped out by Brexit unless the next government matches subsidies under the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) pound for pound, the president of the Farmers’ Union of Wales has said.