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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The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.
The constituency of Stockton South includes relatively affluent areas like Yarm and Eaglescliffe.