Farmers are calling for fresh thinking from the Government following England's wettest summer on record which has threatened to send many businesses under.
The NFU says disastrous yields in 2012 have led to a 1.3 billion pound black hole.
It comes as the Met Office predicts more frequent spells of extreme weather in the long term which could have drastic affects on the industry.
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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.