The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has described a Welsh government weather summit as “an important step in minimising current and future impacts of the weather on Wales’ agriculture industry”.
According to the group, “decisive action” needs to be taken as soon as possible as farmers are struggling to provide water for livestock and essential winter fodder is being used up on farms across Wales.
FUW president Glyn Roberts said: “A number of extreme weather derogations have been granted by Welsh government following our requests in June, and we had called for this summit to take place in early July. This was therefore a welcome next step, and a number of further actions which could be taken were discussed at the meeting.
“We welcome the fact that some of these steps have been taken, but had requested this meeting in order to ensure all possible actions could be properly explored. Now that that has finally happened we expect to see far more progress.”