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.
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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:
Scottish farmers who were badly affected by the poor winter weather are being urged to apply for a Scottish Government aid scheme.
The £6 million 'Weather Aid' scheme aims at providing financial help to those struggling after the heavy snowstorms in March, the wet and cold of the 2012/13 winter and the May sandstorms.
South-west Scotland was one area particularly badly hit with farmers losing hundreds of sheep in the huge snow drifts.
Farmers interested in applying must do so by 5th July, and can access the application form here.
NFU Scotland’s President, Nigel Miller, said:
“The weather of 2012 left many farm businesses in a difficult position and the spring of 2013 has been both exceptional and extreme and had a huge impact on many livestock and arable farmers in the country.
“Our recent survey underlined the costs farmers have faced and showed that half of respondents had extended their borrowings in recent weeks with 13 percent having difficulties in securing further credit.
“This package recognises that and has been designed to help those who have lost critical numbers of stock or will rear significantly fewer animals this season.
"It will also assist those who have had to strip out and replant large areas of failed crops."