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CLA calls on policymakers to secure strong future for Welsh agriculture

Welsh MPs and Assembly Members are being pressed to take action to help secure a strong future for the rural economy and the environment.

CLA Cymru is contacting elected representatives and asking them to write to relevant UK Ministers and the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Environment and Rural Affairs in a bid to get both governments working closer together with a common goal.

 

The critical decisions which need to be taken as a priority for Welsh agriculture have also been set out in a CLA New Opportunities briefing document.

 

“The process of the UK exiting the EU will lead to the single biggest change in the way we organise and run businesses across the British countryside for generations,” says CLA Wales director, Rebecca Williams.

 

“The New Opportunities campaign is a chance for people that live and work in the countryside to come together and stand up for rural businesses.

 

“We are asking AMs and Welsh MPs to support the campaign and champion a future that allows rural businesses to thrive.

 

“A number are already engaging with the Westminster and Cardiff governments on rural issues and we are calling for their colleagues or counterparts to add their voices."

 

Among the CLA asks is a commitment to deliver a fully-funded world-leading food, farming and environment policy that ensured Wales was competitive in world markets.

 

Another priority is to ensure Welsh businesses across the rural economy have access to the workers they needed to grow their business.

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