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Welsh Tories call for BPS funds to be released early to help with drought

Conservatives in Wales are calling on the Welsh Government to release funds from the Basic Payments Scheme this October to help farmers cope with the effects of the prolonged dry spell.  

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Welsh Tories call for BPS funds to be released early to help with drought

The demand came as Rural Affairs Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths agreed to hold an emergency drought summit with NFU Cymru and the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) at the Royal Welsh Show.

 

Conservative Shadow Rural Affairs spokesman Andrew RT Davies said: “This summer is on course to be one of the driest ever recorded.

 

“Over the coming months, farmers across Wales are going to be placed under significant strain by the extreme weather.


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“The Welsh Government can now do something both concrete and immediate which will provide real help to Wales’ farming community – bring forward payment scheme funds from December to October.

 

“This would help farmers cover the cost of animal feed and would assist with their winter cash flow.”

 

Farmers on Twitter are already sharing tales of how the weather is affecting their businesses.

 

South Wales dairy farmer Abi Reader has already begun to take measures to cope with the extra costs and has seen two of her milking cows abort, potentially due to the heat.

 

 

Others in England are suffering too, where the NFU has relaunched its fodder bank.

 

 

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