NFU Cymru survey shows high support for spending on farming in Wales

November 2023 | Rural policy, Featured

A new survey of over 1,000 adults in Wales has shown that the vast majority of people in Wales support the principle of the Welsh Government in providing financial support to farmer to produce food.

The survey was undertaken by YouGov for NFU Cymru before the findings were announced on the event of the Winter Fair in Builth. 82% of those that responded to the survey were supportive of the Welsh Government giving financial support to farmer, with 72% saying that supporting Welsh Farmers was a good use of public finances when considering the priorities of the Welsh Government,

Aled Jones, President of NFU Cymru said: ‘In its frequent engagement with Welsh Government Cabinet Ministers and MSs, NFU Cymru is told that the union must demonstrate the value of farming not only to government, but also to the taxpayer. I am, therefore, delighted that our recently-commissioned survey has showed the high levels of backing amongst the public for support for Welsh agriculture and, in particular, financially supporting farmers to produce food.

‘The findings of this survey show that the benefits of Welsh farming – whether that’s producing high quality food, supporting the livelihoods of rural communities, boosting the economy of Wales, enhancing the environment or managing our iconic landscapes – are recognised by a large proportion of the population, whether they’re living in urban areas or in the Welsh countryside.’

You can learn more about the survey and the findings by visiting NFU Cymru’s website.

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