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.
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