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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): The economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales

Welsh Affairs Committee
The economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Start times: 9.30am (private) 10.00am (public)


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Purpose of the session

MPs are likely to use the session to explore the main challenges facing family farms and farming communities in Wales. They will consider the impacts of free trade agreements and the UK Government’s environmental policy on the sector.

Taking evidence across two panels, the Committee is also likely to cover topics including:

  • The uniqueness of Welsh farms;
  • The importance of safeguarding the Welsh language;
  • Concerns about companies buying farmland to plant trees to offset carbon emissions; and
  • Supporting future generations of farmers.

Witnesses

Wednesday 24 November 2021

From 10am

  • Nick Fenwick, Head of Policy, Farmers Union of Wales (FUW)
  • John Davies, President, National Farmers Union Cymru
  • William Jones, Chairman of the Rural Affairs Committee, Wales Federation of Young Farmers Clubs

From 11am

  • David Williams, Wales – Partnerships Manager and Regional Lead, Farming Community Network
  • Professor Terry Marsden, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales
Head of Policy at Farmers Union of Wales
President at National Farmers Union Cymru
Chair at Rural Affairs Committee, Wales YFC
At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry The economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales
Emeritus Professor at Cardiff University
Wales - Partnerships Manager and Regional Lead at Farming Community Network

Location

Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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