Flood sign© Ed Stone/REX

Farmers are being asked for their views on how extreme weather patterns have affected their businesses as part of a new survey.

After the 2012 drought, the winter floods of 2013-14 and last year’s “perfect” growing stage, The NFU, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers’ Union, are gathering views on the effect of extreme weather on farm businesses. 

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According to the unions, the information will be used to help them lobby for more resources to protect farm businesses from future bad weather.

“You’ll be helping us assess impacts and identify the ways in which the NFU can lobby on issues of extreme weather and climate change.”
NFU spokesman

An NFU spokesman said: “By giving us your opinion and filling in this survey, you can help us lobby for things like better management of flood defences.

“You’ll be helping us assess impacts and identify the ways in which the NFU can lobby on issues of extreme weather and climate change.”

The online survey will run until Friday (17 July).