Press release

Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne to attend first day of Royal Welsh Show

Lord Bourne: "A vibrant and thriving rural industry is a crucial part of our plan for growth"

Royal Welsh Show

A thriving agricultural sector in Wales is a crucial part of the UK Government’s plan for growth, Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne said ahead of his visit to the Royal Welsh Show. The UK Government is working hard to back the farming industry and grow the economy in Wales by:

  • Opening up new markets for exports
  • Strengthening the role of the grocery code adjudicator
  • Encouraging banks to help farmers during difficult times
  • Continuing to press the EU for further action on food labelling
  • Increasing the period over which farmers can average out their profits from two years to five from next April

Wales Office Minister Lord Bourne will join the hundreds of thousands of people heading to mid Wales for the iconic Royal Welsh Show to celebrate the best of Welsh agriculture and produce.

The Minister will meet with an array of agricultural organisations including the Farmers’ Union of Wales, the National Farmers Union and National Trust Wales to champion the valuable contribution the sector brings to the Welsh economy.

Lord Bourne will attend the Royal Welsh Show on Monday in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells – the permanent home for the event since 1963. The Minister, along with visitors from across Wales will see the best of Welsh livestock, and a selection of the finest Welsh produce.

Speaking ahead of the event, Lord Bourne said:

A vibrant and thriving rural industry is a crucial part of our plan for growth and a top priority for the UK Government.

The Royal Welsh Show is a key calendar event for farming communities across Wales, and indeed across the UK, and I am pleased to be here on the opening day of this year’s show.

2015 Royal Welsh Show will run from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 July, for more information click here

Published 20 July 2015