Major banks, farming charities and farming experts are today holding a meeting at a landmark summit called by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.
Experts in banking, farming, insurance and business will talk through ways of improviing farmers' access to financial support already available and to find new ways to help improve the sucsess of their business.
HSBC, Lloyds, National Farmers' Union and The Addington Fund are among those attending the meeting at Defra headquarters.
The bad weather over the past year has placed particular financial pressures on many of Britain's farmers. Today's summit has been called to help banks and farmers understand and respond to future business risks and opportunities which will help to grow the rural economy.