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Scholar James is off to SnowdoniaThe latest Llyndy scholar has been announced as 25-year-old James Evans from Builth.James will start his 13-month paid scholarship in September, following a one-month handover with the current scholar, Owain Jones. He will then take on the management of the 614-acre upland farm, in Snowdonia for a year.James who has experience in farming sheep and cattle in Radnorshire was looking forward to the new challenge ahead. “I can’t wait. I’ve been helping out on farms since a young age, but I’ve never had the chance to manage a farm myself before,” he said.

Warm welcome for CarwynCarwyn Jones received a warm welcome in the cattle lines at the Royal Welsh Show this morning. He went into the show ring during the commercial beef classes to meet the competitors. He said: "I've been coming here since 1973, when I was six. I've been here many times over the years for fun and have also been many times with my job. Every time there's something new to see and it's always nice to come and meet new food producers. It's such an important event during the week that's it's on but also for the economy for the rest of the year in this area."

Powys 'the events county'Powys has been positioned as a county of events in a key event at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.Tourism providers, attractions and representatives from a range of Powys-based events came together to celebrate the county’s offering. Steve Hughson, chief executive of the RWAS spoke about showground developments; Alwen Williams, director at BT Cymru gave an update about fibre broadband rollout; and Peter Williams from Welsh Government spoke about ICT and digital developments.During the event, Cllr Avril Yorke, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Regeneration, said: “As well as the annual Royal Welsh Show, Powys is host to a wealth of events. In just the coming months alone we have the award-winning independent music and arts festival, Green Man - now in its 14th year; the famous World Bog Snorkling Championships. And the iconic Tour of Britain cycle race returns to our county with Powys hosting a stage finish for the first time.“These are just a small number of the many events taking place. Combined these bring thousands of people into the county and this has positive benefits and opens up opportunities for local businesses.”

Monday’s figures

7,000 livestock entries

12,000 cars parked

61 shuttle buses running

51,315 people entered before 3pm

Simon Thomas outlines vision for Welsh agriculture

Shadow Cabinet member for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon Thomas will put forward his ideas for the future of Welsh agriculture following the decision to leave the European Union.

The Plaid Cymru Assembly Member Simon Thomas is speaking at the Royal Welsh showground in Llanelwedd this morning.

Mid and West AM Mr Thomas said: “The decision to leave the European Union means a very different shape for agricultural and environmental policies. We could adopt a broader economic approach to supporting rural Wales by including funding for broadband infrastructure and a support mechanism for farmers that recognises the value they bring to maintaining the environment and landscape we value.

“The UK Government must deliver on the policies made by the ‘Leave’ campaign that global direct payments for Welsh farmers would be at least equal to that received through the Common Agricultural Policy.

“As 90% of Welsh agricultural exports goes to the rest of the EU, it is vital that tariff-free access to this market is retained. I expect the Welsh and Westminster governments to fight for that and secure it.

“In the recent talks with the Prime Minister I hope First Minister has made the views of the Welsh farming industry known.”