A farming charity say that the number of Cumbrian farmers coming to them for emergency aid has almost trebled since this time last year.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution believe that many small farms are struggling to stay afloat after last year's heavy rain ruined crops and flooded grazing land.
George McGimpsey from the National Farmers Union of Scotland explains why farmers are having a tough time:
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