Welsh farmland with hay bales in meadow© FLPA/Allen Lloyd/Rex/Shutterstock
Moves to link post-Brexit farm subsidies too closely to environmental delivery risk undermining the economics of agriculture and the livelihoods of those who work in related supply chains, the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has warned. In a new Brexit briefing paper, launched at this week’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, it explains that, under World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, agri-environment payments should only reflect the extra costs to farmers, or the income they would lose. “This severely limits […]
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