Bread prices set to soar after wet weather and worst harvest for 70 years

Combine harvester in a field
The wet summer has led to the worst harvest in decades Photo:

The wettest summer in 100 years is being blamed for a rise in food prices.

The cost of bread can vary from around 60 pence to around £1.40 but it's about to go up after crop farmers saw their worst harvest in 70 years. Earlier this year a tonne of wheat was being sold at £145. But now that has risen to over £200.

The price of fruit has also increased with farmers describing the season as their worst ever. Meanwhile, dairy farmers are also counting the cost after the washout summer has pushed feed prices up even further. Martin Dowse reports on what this means for the consumer.