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Find out how extreme weather conditions from drought to flooding affect farmers across the UK and globally. Whether it’s due to climate change or seasonal weather, get advice on how to plan for the effect on your farm business, how to check insurance, and to get help during forage shortages.

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Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit farmers

Farmers and rural businesses whose properties were affected by flooding last winter have been given more time to apply for government grants of up to £5,000.   Defra announced on…


Cereal yields set to hit 30-year low as weather takes toll

Poor cereal yields across much of the country are likely to make this harvest among the worst for 30 years, suggest the latest estimates by industry analysts. UK wheat production…


Thunderstorms threaten to disrupt challenging harvest

Severe thunderstorms are expected to disrupt an already challenging harvest, with flash floods affecting some areas. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for much of the UK…


Government provides further £6m to help flood-hit farmers

A £6m government fund to support farmers seriously affected by February’s record-breaking floods opened for applications on Thursday (18 June). Eligible farmers and landowners in parts of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire,…

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