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Dairy farmers protesting over the price they're paid for their milk have taken cows into a supermarket in Stafford.
The National Farmers Union say the supermarkets don't have a sustainable model for what they charge the consumer for the milk, or what the farmers actually get back.
A number of police were called to the ASDA superstore in Stafford, but the protesters have now left.
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Sprout farmers in Lincolnshire have been enjoying what they say is their busiest week of the year.
Farmer George Read says he's expecting to sell two thousand tonnes of them this week alone - fourteen times the usual volume.
Our busiest day we've probably got 75 arctic lorry loads of vegetables leaving our site, so just a huge week for us and a huge demand for vegetables and sprouts in particular.
Our staple food for thousands of years, but now modern technology is keeping the potatoes on our plates in peak condition.
There is a long term downward trend in potato sales - now we can choose from pasta, rice, even quinoa - and then there are concerns about carbs - so farmers in the Midlands are turning to tech when the chips are down. Hannah Stokes explains.
During filming at the farming show at the NEC in Birmingham today - ITV News Central reporter Rajiv Popat got slightly spooked by one of the show's participants!
During his piece to camera next to a paddock full of cows, one crept up behind him and gave him quite a shock - watch the video above for his BLEEPING reaction!
Farmers are embracing the latest technologies to make their farms more efficient and productive, and that means using everything from robotic milking machines, to drones to monitor livestock.
They say the industry is becoming increasingly competitive and moving with the times is the key to boosting profits. Rajiv Popat reports from the NEC in Birmingham.
A farmer in Worcestershire says he is more than £61,000 out of pocket because of this year's floods.
Stephen Watkins, who has a farm in Severn Stoke, has cleared three of his fields, but still has 53 more to go.
Later today, the Farming Minister, George Eustice MP, will appear before a select committee to answer questions about the recent floods.
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.