Farmers rally for flood victims

Farming communities across our region are coming together to try to help flood stricken colleagues in Somerset.

Farmers rally round to help those hit by flooding

by Hannah McNulty

The flooding in the south of England is a story that's dominated the headlines for weeks now. While the attention is often on people and their homes, a story less often reported is the impact it has on the farming community.

Cumbria and southern Scotland has had its own share of flooding problems and farming is a major part of our industry. Our Correspondent Hannah McNulty has been speaking to those trying to help.

If you want more information about the Eden Valley Young Farmers collection then email amyswin1@hotmail.co.uk

Young farmers collect for flood victims

Amy Swinbank and Emma Metcalf are from the Eden Valley Young Farmers Credit: ITV News Border

Farming communities come together to try to help flood stricken colleagues in Somerset.

Amy Swinbank and Emma Metcalf are from the Eden Valley Young Farmers and are helping organise a collection of forage and other supplies for farmers hit by flooding in Somerset.

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Farming community rallies round to help those hit by flooding

The farming community in Cumbria and southern Scotland are collecting supplies for famers in the south of England hit by flooding. It's part of a national appeal to help those in the Somerset and surrounding areas who have suffered widespread damage to their land and livelihood.

Lauderdale Hunt in the Borders is one of those taking part in the collection of food and supplies. Timothy Coulson is Master and Huntsman: