Increasing number of farmers seeking emergency aid

A farming charity says that an increasing number of farmers are coming to them for emergency aid to help them survive.

Stoker Frater is chairman of the Northumberland Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

He told ITV News that many small farms have experienced their worst ever year and are struggling to stay afloat.

A bad harvest has led to a shortage of animal feed and the cold weather has meant many animals had to be reared inside.