This is one of many visits the Minister is attending across Wales with various farmers to discuss the issues they and the industry is facing. The floods in north Ceredigion specifically affected businesses and households with many farms losing crops and fields destroyed.
During his visit the Deputy Minister expressed his sympathy with those affected. He said:
“The unprecedented recent rainfall has affected individuals and businesses everywhere but here in Ceredigion we had a stark reminder of the impact it can have.
“The farming community is very dependent on good weather at this time of year to harvest but has suffered greatly due to the extreme weather conditions and crops will take time to recover.
“The Welsh Government has made significant investments in the improvement of flood and coastal risk management infrastructure, an example of which can be seen here in Borth, but we understand there is more to be done.
“For me personally these farm visits are an opportunity to discuss first hand the day to day issues farmers face and how we can work to overcome them.”
Sian James, who in partnership runs the Brynllys farm welcomed the visit today:
"The floods we saw here in Ceredigion were quite distressing as they impacted on people’s homes and livelihoods. From our perspective fields and crops were destroyed and there will be a significant long term impact.
“It has been heartening however to witness the support offered in various forms on a local and national level, and it is re assuring that the Welsh Government is continuing to support us throughout this difficult time. Meeting the Deputy Minister today gives us an additional opportunity to raise some issues following on from the floods and with regards to the farming industry in general.”