The NFU County Chairman,Alan Dickinson, is at the Westmorland Show talking to farmers. He said:
"Farming needed a good year after two bad ones. The weather this year has been a huge improvement. The stock are happier and so are farmers."
Jeff Robinson has been sampling the local produce at the Westmorland show.
He said: "It has been a great day so far, good food, nice beer. Lots of fun".
The 214th Westmorland County show gets underway at Lane Farm in Kendal today and around 30,000 visitors are expected.
Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is visiting the show, which is one of the largest and oldest in Cumbria.
Sections include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry, as well as marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands.
Wigtown Agricultural Show gets underway - despite the bad weather that has caused other cancellations.
The organisers of the Wigtown Agricultural Show are determined to complete today's full events programme. The show jumping is due to start at 1pm with presentation of livestock trophies at 2pm. Last year the Princess Royal visited to celebrate the show's 200th year.