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Government must help farmers to meet climate challenge

The UK government must do more to help farmers invest in their businesses to meet the increasing challenges brought by extreme weather, according to the NFU.  The union’s call for…

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Police appeal after 100 sheep washed away in floods

About 100 sheep were washed away in the Carmarthenshire village of Pontargothi as Storm Callum wreaked havoc across Wales. Dyfed Powys Police said one witness saw the sheep floating down…

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Flood warning issued as Storm Callum hits farms

Farmers in western parts of the UK are braced for the effects of Storm Callum, with wind speeds of up 80mph to hit farms, posing risks to property, machinery and…

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Gove put under pressure to secure water for food

Government action is needed to help growers obtain water for crops still to be harvested, say eastern region farmers. Defra secretary Michael Gove faced calls to ensure water for food…