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.
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Tuesday's weather for the west of the region
Tuesday's weather for the east of the region