Montgomeryshire politicians Russell George MS and Craig Williams MP attended a Breakfast meeting today (27th January) organised by the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW) who are hosting a week of events across Wales to champion local produce.
FUW's Farmhouse Breakfast week is a nationwide campaign which aims to highlight the importance of eating a balanced breakfast. The event is also a chance for Farmers, policy makers and local communities to discuss the issues affecting the farming industry over a hearty breakfast made up of local ingredients.
The Breakfast week is part of the #farmingmatters campaign which shines a light on the rural economy in Wales and showcases the importance of farms in the local community.
Local MS, Russell George and MP, Craig Williams attended a breakfast event today (27th January) at the home of Mark & Helen Williams who farm at Penderw, Forden.
Mr George, after attending the breakfast said:
“I would like to thank Mark & Helen Williams and their team for the hospitality and for a wonderful farmhouse breakfast. It was great to discuss issues affecting the agriculture industry around the breakfast table and celebrate locally produced foods.''
“There are significant challenges facing the industry, and events like this that bring about informal discussions between farmers and politicians are crucial.”
"I would like to thank the farming union for organising such a well-run campaign. This breakfast campaign provides an opportunity to promote the quality premium local produce that Montgomeryshire farmers grow for us and to shine a spotlight on the importance of our rural economy.'
“There really is no better place for sharing ideas than over good food at the breakfast table.'
Commenting, Mr Williams said:
“It was great to join the FUW and farmers for breakfast today, giving us a brilliant opportunity to discuss the real issues facing the agricultural industry within Montgomeryshire. My thanks to Mark & Helen Williams for the brilliant hospitality!
“Events over the past few years have only reinforced how important it is to have a resilient farming sector, producing quality food for both home and abroad and shaping the land that surrounds us.”