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”.
In a statement Weetabix have confirmed that they have had to halt production of two cereals due to the impact of last year's bad weather on the wheat crops.
We can confirm that unfortunately due to technical issues we have been unable to make Weetabix Minis and Oatibix Bitesize to our exacting standards and have taken the decision to reduce production to resolve the issues.
This has meant a shortage of supplies of these products to the retailers.
This is a temporary reduction in production and we are working hard to fully restore normal capacity so our consumers can once again enjoy the products at their best quality.
The Weetabix Minis and Oatibix Bitesize range are made in a unique factory and no other produce made by The Weetabix Food Company are affected. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may have caused our consumers but assure them of our commitment to make great tasting nutritional breakfast cereals of the highest quality.
The problem is linked to the quality of wheat caused by the extreme wet and cold weather during last year’s growing season. We remain committed to sourcing local wheat, weather permitting.