Hundreds of farmers got together in Leicestershire today to help raise money for colleagues who are still suffering after the recent floods.
They have collected much-needed funds by organising a giant ploughing competition.
Farmers from across the region have taken part in a ploughing match to raise money for their colleagues hit by recent flooding in the Midlands & the South West.
The event at Elm's Wood farm in Market Bosworth on the Leicestershire & Warwickshire border was organised by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.
More than 70 farmers took part using some of the latest, and the oldest technology to plough their section of field.
A farmer in Worcester says he has lost the majority of his crops following the severe flooding.
Stephen Watkins was hit in 2007 but says this time round it has been even worse.
He says whole trees have fallen into the river, causing it to slow down and spill over onto his wheat, spring onions, peas and beans crops.
An investigation is underway after sheep rustlers stole more than 100 lambs from a farm in Staffordshire.
121 nine-month-old Texel cross ewes were taken from Perton Mill Farm on Bridgnorth Road between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, after thieves broke into a secure field.
Staffordshire Police has issued a photo showing how each of the lambs were marked with a 'B' in red ink.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to ring 101 quoting incident 285 of 28 December, or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A farmer from Lincolnshire says he's pleased the Government's taking action to prevent the spread of bovine TB, but that more still needs to be done.
Jonathan Brant from Caistor says he does not agree with culling all badgers, but thinks those that are infected and can spread the disease should be killed. Kate Hemingway reports.
A farming family from Lincolnshire have found a novel way to diversify their business, so they can keep on farming.
The Spence family from Boothby Pagnell near Grantham, have opened a children's nursery school on-site.
Their philosophy is that outdoor learning is best for young children, and helps them grow in confidence, in readiness for school.
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.Read the full story ›
A group messaging service is being launched by Derbyshire Police to help spread crime prevention advice in rural areas. Hundreds of people can be contacted at the same time if, for example, a suspicious vehicle is spotted.
Members of the Farm Watch scheme will get:
A text, email or voicemail alert service
Practical crime prevention advice
A property marking scheme
A dedicated web page
Warning signs for gates and property
Mashed, roasted, chipped or boiled, potatoes have long been a part of our staple diet, but rising costs mean this could be about to change.
The price of spuds has soared in the last 12 months leaving one county council in our region to decide it can no longer afford to serve them as often in schools, as Gail Mellors reports.
Potatoes will be a rare sight on school dinner menus in Nottinghamshire, because Nottinghamshire County Council say they are simply too expensive.
The price of potatoes trebled in just a year, from £91 a tonne in 2012, to £295 a tonne this year.
Bad weather conditions are being blamed for the price hike, with many crops producing lower yields of poorer quality.
Farmer Edward Hammond, of Morton Manor Farm in Southwell, said: “The conditions just do not make for a good spud and this is hitting us all very hard.”
Catering companies and local chip shops are also affected.
Julie Charalambous, who runs the Rectory Fish Bar in West Bridgford, said: “Prices are the highest they’ve been since 1976 and we are struggling to survive”.