Plaid Cymru’s farming mini-manifesto, launched ahead of the Westminster General Election, outlines how Plaid Cymru wants to work to make sure the Common Agriculture Policy works for Welsh farmers. It also focuses on reducing bureaucracy, ensuring that Rural Development Programme funding is used effectively, and that public procurement better supports Welsh farmers and Welsh jobs.
Llyr Gruffydd AM, Plaid Cymru's Shadow Minister for Sustainable Communities, Energy and Food; said:
"Plaid Cymru is committed to reducing red tape in order to give the industry the flexibility it needs to respond effectively to these challenging times. We would start by scrapping the six-day standstill rule which has served its purpose.
"We have our sights set on improving services in rural communities. We are committed to delivering Superfast broadband to 100% of Wales to ensure everybody is connected and anyone can do business from home.
"We will also fight to make sure rural Wales is brought into the EU's Rural Fuel Rebate scheme which will deliver a 5p cut in the price of fuel to rural areas whose inhabitants are forced to spend a higher portion of their income on fuel than people in urban areas.
"Plaid Cymru understands our communities and their needs. We are fighting to return the strongest ever group of MPs to the Commons to make sure that those needs are served in Westminster."