WAQ77154 (e) Tabled on 17/09/2018

Will the Cabinet Secretary reconsider the decision not to bring the basic payment date forward, and state whether emergency loans could made available in October to farmers facing fodder problems?

Answered by Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs | Answered on 25/09/2018

I have introduced a loan scheme to help farmers manage their cash flow and plan their finances in the longer term, especially through the forthcoming winter. This is a better and fairer solution to the difficult circumstances affecting farmers this year. Furthermore, I have made available £500,000 for farming charities to help provide short-term support to the worst affected farmers in Wales.