Floods, tuberculosis and the horsemeat scandal have resulted in a "diabolical year" for farmers across the Midlands.
Hundreds have attended the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham, expressing their concerns and trying to find solutions.
There is now warning it could be another tough year ahead.
Keith Wilkinson reports.
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