Video: 3,000 Welsh farmers tell government ‘enough is enough’

An estimated 3,000 Welsh farmers and their supporters from across rural Wales descended on the Senedd, the home of the Welsh Parliament, for a mass demonstration against anti-farming policies, says South Wales Police.

Together, they sent a clear message to the Welsh Labour administration that its TB eradication programme needs a drastic review, its nitrate vulnerable zone regulations are “unworkable” and its plans for the new Sustainable Farming Scheme (SFS) will devastate the farming industry and associated businesses.

See also: Farmers will lose industry without action, warn Welsh protesters

Farmers Weekly reporters Matilda Bovingdon and Philip Case were in Cardiff to witness the show of unity from the industry.

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