Minister hosts summit to help farmers after 'tough' year

A landmark summit will be held by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to help farmers after a "particularly tough" year.

Read: Farmers warn wet weather will push up food prices

A vehicle manages to get across the flooded Somerset Levels during heavy rain last year Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Banks, charities and farming representatives will attend the meeting at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Ways of improving farmers' access to financial support after a year of bad weather will be discussed.

Read: Wet weather misery sweeps the UK

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Minister hosts farming summit

A landmark summit will be held by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to help farmers after a "particularly tough" year. Ways of improving farmers' access to financial support after a year of bad weather will be discussed.