Responding to the comments made by Abi Reader, Deputy President NFU Cymru, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs, Samuel Kurtz MS, said:
“Labour’s failure of our farmers started long before the SFS. From Bovine TB, NVZs and derogatory comments from Labour politicians about farming, it’s little wonder that a scheme which could cost 5,500 rural jobs and wipe nearly £200 million off the Welsh economy sees farmers say ‘enough is enough’.
“Farmers are rightly angry and frustrated at the cumulative impact all these policies have on an industry that Wales should be immensely proud of.
“I’ve always said that farming needs a friend, and that friend can only be found in the Welsh Conservatives, who will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Wales’ farmers.”