The latest developments in new pollution laws in Wales will be top of the agenda for NFU Cymru members in Pembrokeshire on Thursday (March 4).

The virtual meeting comes a day after a Senedd debate on the recently announced Welsh Government regulations for an all-Wales nitrate vulnerable zone.

The debate will included a motion by Plaid Cymru to scrap plans for a statutory pan-Wales regulatory regime due to be phased in from April 1.

The new laws will place heavy burdens on farms regarding nitrates run-off from farms from activities such as slurry spreading and the use of fertilisers.

The Welsh Government move follows a series of serious pollution incidents in rivers, particularly in west Wales.

The meeting will also be an opportunity to consider the current Welsh Government Agriculture (Wales) White Paper consultation on the legislative framework to support the Welsh agriculture sector in the future.

In his message to members, Roger Lewis, NFU Cymru Pembrokeshire county chairman said: “Following the debate and vote that will take place on March 3, whatever the outcome, there will be a lot of questions from members so I do hope you will all be able to join us for an update on this matter.

“The white paper sets out the government’s plans for the biggest change in agricultural policy in decades and their intention for primary legislation, paving the way for the introduction of the bill in the next Senedd term. So please do join us to find out more about this important topic.”

Members in the county will have received a joining link via email. If you’d like more information on how to join the meeting or if you didn’t receive the link, please contact the NFU Cymru office on 01982 554200.