Farmers Weekly has covered hundreds of stories during 2014. Here’s a look back at the top 10 most read online news articles of the year.

1 Farmers haul combine from floods 

Yorkshire farmer Jono Dixon joined beef and arable farmer James Winslade to haul a stranded combine from the flood waters in Somerset. Read the full story…

Combine being hauled from flooded shed

2 Farmers foil tractor hijack 

Alert farmers foiled an audacious bid to steal a £70,000 John Deere tractor. One conman faked a heart attack in front of the tractor while another tried to hijack the stopped vehicle. Read the full story…

3 Waste disguised as bales 

Hundreds of tonnes of industrial waste disguised as silage bales were discovered on a disused farm near Edinburgh Airport. More than 600 bales were dumped in the farm steadings and sheds some time in July. Read the full story…

4 Farmer hit by illegal rave tells of stress and damage 

Bedfordshire arable grower William Parrish was woken by a phone call at 1am on Sunday 2 March telling him that hundreds of vehicles were descending on his farm buildings. He found a 1,500-strong rave party in full swing inside his grain store. Read the full story…

5 Fendt unveils 500hp monster  

Fendt introduced its towering 1000 series tractors to the public. Packing a massive 500hp under the hood and standing 3.6m tall, the range boasted the biggest and most powerful conventional tractors ever made. Read the full story…

Fendt 1000 series tractor

6 Farmer’s anger as bull shot 

A furious farmer whose escaped bull was shot and killed by police in Yorkshire lambasted the marksmen responsible. The 1.25t Blonde d’Aquitaine bull had escaped on to a road on 1 September. But it returned to its field and was just 50 feet from its shed when two teams of marksmen killed it, firing multiple shots from high powered rifles. Read the full story…

7 Flood-hit farmers – how you can help

Sedgemoor Livestock Market in Somerset had to act as a co-ordination centre for aid sent by thousands of well-wishers keen to help farms devastated by flooding. Read the full story…

8 Flood hit farmers emergency appeal  

Flood-hit farmers in Somerset issued an emergency appeal for forage and straw after running out of animal feed and bedding. Read the full story…

James Winslade and friend walking in flooded road

9 Britain’s sexiest farmer 

Farmers Weekly and The Muck Boot Company started the annual hunt for Britain’s Sexiest Farmers. Read the full story…

Britain's sexiest farmers 2014

10 Police seize tractor on M6 

Police seized a tractor driving on the M6 motorway in rush hour traffic. The Case tractor was spotted trying to negotiate the notorious spaghetti junction on a Monday morning. As well as breaking traffic laws the driver was found to be uninsured and the tractor was seized. Read the full story…

Tractor on motorway

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