Stephen James, NFU Cymru President, said, “Whilst NFU Cymru doesn’t expect to agree with Ministers on all matters it will come as no surprise that we have had a particularly difficult relationship with Alun Davies AM. His decision, last December, to transfer 15% from Pillar 1 to Rural Development Plan Alun Davies AM_275_183Wales measures was particularly galling. News of his sacking comes however at a crucial time with the vitally important decision on how this money is now to be deployed. Therefore, the timing of this announcement is particularly critical.
“We await news of who will replace Alun Davies. We will of course seek to meet the new Minister as soon as possible with a view to developing a closer working relationship for the good of the industry.”