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WEATHER PICTURES (updated): Mud at the Royal Show and floods in Lincs

Wednesday 04 July 2007 13:42

Thousands of acres of farmland are under water or are completely waterlogged after another week of torrential rain.

The weather is putting mounting pressure on livestock and arable growers who are struggling with crop failures, disease problems and forage management issues.

The weather also led to the closure of the Royal Show a day earlier than usual.

Here is a selection of picture sent in by readers and some taken by FW photographer Jonathan Page while at the Royal Show:


twoign at royal show

crowds at royal

mud in car park
Royal Show 2007 by FW photographer Jonathan Page

lincs flood

Picture submitted by Matthew Denby aged 12. "This is a photo of the floods in my Uncle's field in Bilsby, Alford, Lincs. Talk about a ear wash!," he said.

carrots in a flood

This pictures were taken by Ian Dixon on his farm at Barnby Dun near Doncaster after the floods. It is a field of carrots after receiving 9 1/2 inches of rain in 10 days. "We won't be irrigating for a day or two," he said.

peter kendall looks at floods

NFU president Peter Kendall with NFU County Chairman for Yorkshire West Riding, Russell Toothill, who farms at Doncaster. Mr Kendall had a short tour of the area earlier this week to see the scale of the problems which have seen the loss of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage to field vegetable and cereal crops.

The NFU regional office at York has also sent us a link to a BBC report showing a farmers rowing across his wheat field in a boat

For previous flood pictures:

FLOOD PICTURES! (updated) : Flooding hits farmland

FLOOD PICTURES 2: More of your farm pictures
 

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