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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…

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Defra accused of 'inaction' over summer drought

Farm leaders have accused the government of taking little action since promising to help farmers suffering from the impact of the summer drought. A month has passed since environment secretary…

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Extreme weather pushes up food prices

Food prices will rise by at least 5% due to extreme weather hitting crop yields and pushing up farm input costs, consumers are being warned. Farmers and domestic food production…