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Today is the last chance for people living in rural areas to have their say on crime and antisocial behaviour.
A national survey is looking at the impact of it.
Figures from the NFU show rural crime costs Lincolnshire two point three million pounds - which is the second worst figure in the UK.
Farmer Chris Moore believes that farms are an easy target:
Farms across the region are opening their gates to members of the public today. It is an opportunity for people to find out what it means to be a farmer and to learn about the work they do producing food and managing the countryside. Since the first Open Farm day in 2006 over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.
A new group is being officially launched today in Lincolnshire by the Farming Minster George Eustice to increase the value of the food industry in the county. Its ambition is to double how much agriuclture is worth to the area by 2030.
Fears are growing among farming communities in North Yorkshire that a rise in sheep rustling could force some farmers out of business. Farmers say they are being plagued by an increasing number of thefts.
Chris Kiddey met with a farmer, who can trace his farming roots back 500 years, who says he has never known the problem to be worse:
Simon Bainbridge, from the National Farmer's Union, says in the wake of recent sheep thefts in North Yorkshire, that farmers in isolated rural areas are often seen as easy targets for thieves:
Farmers in North Yorkshire are calling for tougher action to combat sheep rustling .George Wallbank, who farms near Settle, lost 120 animals last year.He says his livelihood is gradually being eroded:
The Environment Agency have released a statement over Lincolnshire famers calls for better flood protection:
The Environment Agency compares investment in dredging, desilting, weed control, maintaining defences, clearing blockages, and pumping water from flooded land to find the most effective use of the funds available.
Other effective flood alleviation measures include building of physical defences, and schemes that hold excessive rainwater further upstream, such as those that involve a flood storage reservoirs that release water at a controlled rate.
Dredging and desilting are done where they will improve a channel’s ability to carry increased river flows, but in some circumstances dredging is not the best long-term or economic solution compared to other flood risk measures.
Farmers across lincolnshire are calling for more government investment to protect their land from flooding.
Although many parts of the county have escaped the deluge thats been seen around the themes valley, they feel without future investment their crops and livelihoods could suffer too.
Some farmers have taken to dredging their own dykes as a last ditch attempt to prevent their land from flooding.