Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP Jonathan Edwards visited the 2019 Welsh National Sheep Dog Trials, Food and Craft Festival at Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo last Friday.

In a stunning setting, the trials offered up some of the top competitors taking part over three days of competition.

The weekend also showcased local craft and food businesses, with large crowds in attendance, it was a truly family day out.

During his visit, Mr Edwards met with representatives of the farming unions and local businesses. With FUW officials Ian Rickman, David Walters and Dr. Hazel Wright, Jonathan Edwards MP discussed some of the major issues facing farmers, including bovine TB and a no deal Brexit with the imposition of WTO tariffs.

Plaid MP Jonathan Edwards said: "It was a great day at Dinefwr Park watching the craft of the sheep dog trials and visiting local businesses, many of those with stalls here are based in Llandeilo.

"What a wonderful setting and fantastic weather we have had with the event being well supported by the community.

"I also discussed agricultural matters with farming industry representatives and local farmers.

"It was made clear to me there is great concern with a no deal Brexit scenario, highlighting the dangers of relying on WTO terms, having devastating effects and severely threatening the livelihoods and business of Welsh farmers.

"Indeed, they face economic extinction. Domestic agriculture faces being undercut, by cheaper, lower-quality products.

"I recently lead a debate in the House of Commons on the issue of post-no deal Brexit agricultural tariffs, where I called for an urgent review of trade protections for farmers.

"I will not stand by and watch Wales being dragged towards an empty slogan 'no-deal Brexit' by the UK Government."