Archive Article: 1998/01/09

9 January 1998


Hendy, Tywyn, Merioneth.

Main enterprises on his familys less favoured area coastal unit, which he took over in 1970, are 650 ewes, a variable number of beef cattle and tourism.

Age: 48.

Became an NFU headquarters delegate when serving as county branch chairman in 1988.

1991-94 – vice-chairman of unions Welsh Council. Shortly to end a four-year spell as chairman.


Agenda 2000, reform of the CAP and moving towards world market prices present the NFU with huge challenges. But optimistic that it will be possible to get a good deal for UK farmers.

He accepts that only tough negotiations will bring proper rewards for farming families forced to adopt a more multi-functional approach to land use, and to strengthen the rural economy.

Securing adequate agri-environment payments will be essential.

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