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Farming supplement launched by weekly newspaper

A monthly farming supplement has been launched by a weekly newspaper.

The Carmarthen Journal marked the launch of the West Wales Farmer with an event attended by, among others, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans.

Journal editor Emma Bryant hosted the afternoon and talked the audience through the new product and its aims for the future.

She also took questions from the assembled guests and also announced the Journal’s first ever Countryside Awards set to be held in October.

West Wales Farmer

Said Emma: “As Wales’s oldest newspaper, the Journal has always had a strong agricultural editorial presence, but as an editor I am always asking myself ‘what do our readers – and advertisers want?’

“And in a rural area with such a strong farming community, a new and improved farming platform ticked all the boxes – and so the idea for the Journal’s West Wales Farmer was born.

“We are committed to supporting local farmers and telling their stories. And there are some amazing stories of hard work, determination, true grit and perseverance we want to share with our readers.

“Every month we will feature a local farmer and tell their story of success and how they have overcome modern-day farming obstacles.

“Every issue will also include expert advice columns from leaders in their field, such as agriculture law, financing, animal health and farming policy which will be coupled with more light-hearted people columns.”


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  • February 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Superb. Great to see farming community acknowledged. Most local papers in country areas have no farming coverage at all or just some local worthy filling space by wittering on for a few hundred words. Get your act together boys and girls.

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  • February 19, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Good luck to them. In an area like that they should have done it decades ago. However….how long will it be before the ad dept says: “you can’t print that story, they’re not paying for it?”. And, apart from the land agents & the sellers of sheds, .agribusiness doesn’t like paying for anything!

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