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.
Farmers on the South Downs are asking dog owners to keep their pets on their leads when they are around sheep, after a number of serious attacks.
At this time of year, many ewes are pregnant and may miscarry their lambs if they feel stressed. Police are warning the dog owners that they could face prosecution if their animals are out of control around livestock. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The interviewees are: Tim Armour, a farmer; and Jan Knowlson - a ranger for the South Downs National Park.
Many years ago pig farmers in Britain spent a fortune on improving animal welfare standards because EU laws demanded it.
Now it turns out that many farmers in Europe failed to do the same. It meant their pork was cheaper and British farmers lost out.
So what's the EU going to do to force European farmers to adopt the standards it recommended 14 years ago?
David Johns reports and speaks to pig farmer David Brown from Meopham, Richard Ashworth MEP and butcher Ian Chatfield. Video footage courtesy of Animal Aid and the EU.
Last year's record rainfall destroyed millions of pounds worth of crops on our farms. There are fears that this year's harvests could also be severely reduced, triggering food price rises.
The Met Office says we could be facing ten years of increasing rainfall. Fred spoke to Richard Dodd from the British Retail Consortium earlier - and asked him how all this will affect our weekly shop.
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.
Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been speaking about what the Government can do to help farmers after flooding damaged last year's harvest and hampered the planting of this year's crop.
Thousands of people from across the region are attending an agricultural event in Sussex this weekend. The Ardingly Autumn Show and Game has been going for more than 20 years now - so Nashreen Issa went to have a look.
VIDEO: This weekend's Royal County of Berkshire Show is set to make up for a disappointing season of shows. Some were cancelled and many affected by this summer's washout weather, costing the rural economy an estimated £240m. Kate Bunkall talked to show chairman, Ian Nutt.
For most of us the exceptional weather of spring and summer has been an inconvenience. But for farmers - especially fruit farmers - it's been a disaster.
Yes, many crops have been decimated. But a few farmers are beating the odds. Click below for David Johns' full report