Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, had expressed disappointment at the UK's Government's decision and subsequently announced he was seeking powers to introduce a Bill that would provide safeguards for Wales' agricultural industry The passing of the two motions in the National Assembly last week meant that the Welsh Government could introduce the emergency Bill yesterday.
The Saskatchewan Agricultural Stewardship Council (SASC) made up of representatives from the agricultural industry and formed under the CleanFARMS umbrella has been tasked to develop and implement an agricultural plastics recycling program.
Every facet of their agricultural industry has been affected, from livestock producers who have lost beef cattle and feed to cotton farmers who have lost 70 to 80 percent of their crop; and from hardwood timber farmers who have lost trees and infrastructure, and horticulturists who have lost growing facilities to the poultry farmers who are fighting to save what is left of their flocks.
However, Gallegly said he maintains strong support from the agricultural industry and on Thursday received a letter from industry leaders, including grower Pierre Tada, Rob Roy and John Borchard, backing his re-election campaign.
As one who for years admired our luscious farms, it has only been since the SOAR and APWG process that I've come to realize just how much our agricultural industry traverses many aspects of our lives - from the food on our plates to sports and government.