The vital role farmers play in producing food, caring for the environment and shaping landscapes is being highlighted to the Welsh public.
Farmers across the country have taken to social media to spread NFU Cymru’s We Are Welsh Farming message ahead of next week’s Royal Welsh Show, which begins on Monday (23 July).
The major routes to the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, are being lined with colourful gate banners and eye-catching bale stickers.
They highlight the important contributions Welsh farmers make to producing our nation’s food, caring for and enhancing the environment and providing the backdrop for scenery that attracts millions of tourists every year.
— Jo Herdman (@JoHerdman1) 20 July 2018
NFU Cymru’s new bale stickers feature three simple messages – We Are Feeding a Nation, We Are Enhancing the Environment and finally We Are Supporting Tourism.
The gate banners, which feature the same important messages, also feature pictures of the food Welsh farmers produce, the beautiful environment enhanced by farmers on a daily basis, and one of the many Welsh mountains that tourists come from far and wide to climb each year.
Back farmers on Brexit
NFU Cymru president John Davies said: “With Brexit looming, it is a vital time for our industry and we need farmers to be loud and proud about the work they do – these new bale stickers and gate banners are the perfect way for Welsh farmers to tell everyone about the important role they play for Wales.”
Where there’s farmers… there are communities, there are landscapes, there are those we rely on and those who rely on a thriving rural economy. There are families providing food, photos and places to stay. I hope this is reflected in future Welsh Govt policy. #WeAreWelshFarming pic.twitter.com/IGHCeIn3Z8
— stella owen (@stellaowenphill) 10 July 2018
Farmers and the public are being urged to help spread the We Are Welsh Farming message by tagging photos of branded bale stickers and gate banners with #WeAreWelshFarming or #NiYwFfermioCymru hashtags