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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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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…


Farmers determined to recover from record-breaking floods

Industry leaders have called on the government to set up a recovery fund after flash floods devastated farms in the Yorkshire Dales. Dozens of farms are counting the cost after…


Flood-hit livestock farmers 'face long road to recovery'

A charity which helps farmers hit by extreme weather says it will take years for livestock producers to recover from flash floods in Yorkshire. Forage Aid founder Andrew Ward described…


Young farmers help recovery efforts in flood-hit Yorkshire

More than 100 young farmers formed a human chain to help with clear-up efforts following flash floods in Yorkshire. Young farmers from across the county and beyond travelled to the…


Defra adviser blames upland farmers for Yorkshire floods

Environmental campaigner Ben Goldsmith has prompted an angry response from farmers after blaming their actions for the North Yorkshire floods. In March, Mr Goldsmith was appointed by the then-Defra secretary…


North Yorkshire farmers count cost of flash floods

Farmers in North Yorkshire have been left counting the cost of the rain deluge that flooded fields and roads, destroyed bridges, drowned livestock and ruined feedstuffs. Reports suggest 50mm of…

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