The FUW’s policy team is based at the Head Office in Aberystwyth, and is responsible for guiding and collating members’ views through the union’s twelve County Branches and eleven policy committees.

Department staff constantly monitor the latest developments in the agricultural world in order to advise and lobby departments and bodies whose decisions affect Welsh agriculture. The Department also works closely with the Union's Press Department in developing campaigns that highlight the essential role that agriculture plays in protecting Wales' environment and sustaining rural communities and culture.

Here are some of the issues dealt with by the policy department: