Farmers say their crops are being destroyed because the land is waterlogged.
Frances Read has been to meet farmers in County Durham and on Teesside, who say the the appalling weather has cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds.
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Showers becoming heavy and thundery Saturday afternoon. Drier for a large part of Sunday
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