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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 bad 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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Twitter round-up: Farmers battle in monsoon conditions

The recent wet weather has caused disruption on many farms across the country, with crops flooded, maize and potato harvesting halted and alternative feeding strategies being implemented on livestock enterprises.…


How extreme weather has hit UK and European potato yields

Potato yields are looking better in the UK than elsewhere in north-west Europe, where it is still too dry to lift crops.  The potato crop is forecast to be 3%…


Weather warning issued for wind and rain

A weather warning including gales and heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office for the weekend. Heavy rain over parts of Wales and northern England, with flooding likely…


£2m flood recovery fund opens for applications

A £2m recovery fund has opened for applications to help farmers hit by summer floods in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It means farmers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property…


Is extreme weather affecting the way you farm?

Farmers Weekly is conducting an exclusive survey about extreme weather and its impact on UK farming. If you have a few minutes to spare, please answer our questions – and…


Emergency funding available for flood-hit farmers

The government is making up to £2m available for flood-hit farmers in Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire. Defra secretary Theresa Villiers said farms in Wainfleet and the Yorkshire Dales were particularly…


12 things we learned from the IPCC climate land report

A major report on global land use and agriculture has been published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report recognises the important role animal products play…


Video: Farmer shows footage of floods engulfing his farm

A Yorkshire farmer has told how he saw walls, trackways and tonnes of topsoil washed away by flash floods. Swaledale farmer Matt Barker had just finished sowing a field of…

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