A farming family who set up a nursery school after suffering from a drop in corn prices now have over 300 children on their books.
The cereal company Weetabix, based in Northamptonshire, has had to halt production on some products, after last year's poor wheat harvest.
The boss of Tesco has unveiled measures to avoid another horsemeat scandal, including buying more British meat and conducting its own tests.
The head of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) has said farmers are "furious" about the horsemeat scandal.
Peter Kendall said that shorter supply chains and better labelling of British meat would help prevent a repeat.
He added: "Our research also demonstrates the strong demand for British-farmed products, and so retailers, processors and food service companies have a responsibility to ensure there is clear country of origin labelling on the products that consumers purchase."
The horsemeat scandal, the row over milk prices and the crop crisis will be on the agenda at the National Farmers' Union conference in Birmingham today.
The Tesco CEO Philip Clarke will tell the conference he wants to buy more meat from the UK after horsemeat was found in some of the supermarket's own brand beef products.
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will also be there to speak to concerned farmers from across the country.
They're worried about government funding, the effects of poor weather and rising feed costs.
More than 1000 farmers are expected at the event which is on at the International Convention Centre for the next two days.
Tesco has announced three measures designed to ensure that another horsemeat scandal does not happen.
Three products were withdrawn from the supermarket chain after one brand of burger was found to contain as much as 30% horsemeat in DNA tests. The measures are as follows:
- Import less meat from overseas
- Develop closer relationships with suppliers in the UK
- A new internal testing regime
Well after one of the wettest years on record, the New Year has already started on a wet note, it's been a tough time for farmers.
Many were already struggling to make ends meet, and if the rain continues, big problems could be on the way.
It's against that backdrop, that the Government is now launching a new drive to get more young people involved in food and farming. It wants to make it a more attractive career choice, for thousands of skilled and talented people. John Willats has more.
After one of the wettest years on record, 2013 has already started on a wet note, making it a tough time for our farmers. Many were already struggling to make ends meet, and if the wet weather continues, big problems could be on the way.
It is against that backdrop, that the Government is now launching a new drive to get more young people involved in food and farming. It wants to make it a more attractive career choice, for thousands of skilled and talented people.
With a rising population comes an increasing demand for food, so the Government wants to attract new blood into the farming industry. It is setting up a group to examine the future of farming, and how to make the best use of new technologies and skills.
Richard Thomas's family has been farming in Herefordshire since the mid 1800s. He is the fifth generation of farmers at Risbury Court near Leominster, carrying on the family business. He is proud to be a farmer, but coping with the weather and tough financial conditions can be a struggle.
He considered other careers before deciding to take his family farming business forward. He says attracting new blood will need a rethink of how food and agriculture is taught at school.
Farming is an industry facing serious challenges, but nonetheless many argue it does have a positive future. The Government is hopeful of making it a more attractive career choice.
Animal rights activists from across the Midlands have been campaigning against plans to introduce a badger cull.
Farmers say the animals spread Bovine TB to cattle, and they're losing hundreds of thousands of pounds each year because they're having to slaughter their herds.
The government wants to run a trial cull, which would allow farmers to shoot up to 70 per cent of the badgers in certain areas.
Supporters claim it's vital to help prevent the spread of the disease. But campaigners say it won't work and it's unethical.