AN open meeting to discuss the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Welsh agriculture is being held in Narberth at the Bloomfield Centre, Narberth next Wednesday, February 27.

The Pembrokeshire for Europe meeting takes places at the Bloomfield Centre, Redstone Road, at 7pm.

Huw Thomas, political adviser for NFU Cymru will attend the meeting and present his views on the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit.

Alistair Cameron from Pembrokeshire for Europe said: “As we move closer to the March 29 deadline, the risk of leaving the EU without a deal is growing all the time. Europe is the biggest export market for our farmers and the impact on our agricultural communities could be devastating if we leave without a deal.

“About a third of the Welsh lamb crop is exported each year and 90 per cent of this goes to the EU. In the event of a no deal the effective World Trade Organisation tariff would be 46 per cent for lamb and between 48 and 84 per cent for beef according to the cut. This will drive many farmers out of business.

“There is a very real risk that a disorderly Brexit will make us more reliant on imports from beyond the EU, produced to lower standards and many farms will struggle to survive. This could be disastrous for our domestic food supply as well as the careful management of our cherished countryside.”

Pembrokeshire for Europe will be organising a coach from Pembrokeshire to London on Saturday, March 23 to take part in the Put it to the People – People’s March Rally.

If you wish to join the rally please send an email to