Press release

Wales Office Minister enjoys taste of North Wales at agricultural show

Wales Office Minister, Guto Bebb will join more than 60,000 visitors on Anglesey to celebrate the best of rural Wales at the Anglesey County Show.

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Mr Bebb will today spend time touring the grounds visiting various exhibitors at the show including the Glanbia Cheese Company, award winning butchers Edwards of Conwy and renowned salt company Halen Môn.

He will also visit Horizon Nuclear Power, Anglesey Tourism Association, Medrwn Môn and Age Cymru.

The Wales Office Minister will meet the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) where he will hear the FUW’s proposals on how to encourage the public to buy British farm produce wherever possible.

Farming is the backbone of the Welsh agricultural economy employing nearly 60,000 people either full-time or part-time with output estimated at nearly £1.5bn.

The Wales Office Minister said:

It is great to be here in North Wales seeing famous Welsh foods showcased on home soil.

It is also important to meet the farmers’ unions and offer reassurance in the light of the EU referendum vote. We now need to secure the best possible access to European markets and to keep encouraging the public to buy local produce wherever they can.

Agriculture and farming are vital to our economy and to our culture, and I want the industry to know that we are listening to what it is being said and ensuring that the voice of farming is heard in Westminster.

Published 9 August 2016