A support charity for farmers in Lincolnshire says its recently helped at least five depressed farmers who were so down they were threatening to take their own lives.
The Lincolnshire Rural Support network in Louth says its seen a 20 percent year on year increase in farmers contacting it over the last two years. The charity is expecting more calls at the end of the summer as a result of the bad weather and the threat of diseases like bovine TB.
Love them or hate them - they're an essential part of Christmas dinner. Sprouts will be in demand this weekend as shoppers stock up ahead of Christmas Day. And that means the busiest time of the year for sprout farmers as they rush to supply the vegetable for millions of Christmas dinners.