Farming Minister, George Eustice has been visiting an organic dairy farm in Oxfordshire which exports cream, milk and cheese.
Step Farm in Faringdon plans to increase its business by 75%. The site is part of a dairy co-operative which exported 40m litres of milk, cheese and cream to European and American markets last year.
The farm belongs to OMSCo (Organic Milk Suppliers' Co-operative) farms, which recently launched Kingdom Cheese, the first European cheese to be certified by the US Department of Agriculture to be sold in the USA.
The Government is working with industry to boost the UK's food and drink exports. The sector is already worth £97 billion a year to the economy.
Farmers across the region are fighting to protect and save their livestock from the cold. Unseasonable subzero temperatures mean newborn lambs have died. Families are working around the clock to limit the damage. In his report Malcolm Shaw spoke to farmers Jenny and Trevor Passmore.
The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Alert for groundwater flooding in the Alton area as follows:
Groundwater levels are high. Flooding is possible. Be prepared. Flooding is possible for Communities at risk of groundwater flooding in the Alton, Chawton and Lower Farringdon areas within the next few days and may last for several weeks.
There are warnings that we will all have to pay a little more for our food at supermarkets over the coming year because of last year's heavy rainfall.
The bad weather had a severe impact on farming with the rain destroying millions of pounds of crops in the South-east alone, leaving behind fears that this year's _harvests could be largely reduced, triggering shortages of some foods.
Farmers are being warned that they need to develop new growing methods - or face the problems, financial and otherwise that could follow more bad weather. John Ryall reports.
Farmers from the south are staging a mass demonstration in London tomorrow - and threatening to with hold milk supplies. They've been hit by the 'triple whammy' - supermarket price wars - low bulk prices and increased production costs.
One farmer says it now makes more sense to pour his milk down the drain than to sell it for zero profit. Click below for David Johns full report
The three-day South of England Show has begun today. The annual celebration of the south's agricultural industry will see daredevil stunt riders as well as the annual fare of cattle, pigs and other animals on show for the public to see. The organisers are expecting thousands of people to attend.