Farmers from the region have marched on Downing St to fight for fairer prices. They even brought cows and sheep - to get their voices "herd"Read the full story ›
Hundreds of west country farmers have left their herds and fields to call on the Government to take action over plummeting pricesRead the full story ›
National Sheep Association and RSPCA have issued a joint plea for dog owners to act responsibly around sheep.Read the full story ›
The question of whether farmers should be compensated for holding water back to prevent flooding has been raised by West MP Neil Parish.Read the full story ›
An isolated case of anthrax disease in a cow was confirmed at a farm in Wiltshire following the death of the cow.Read the full story ›
The MP for Bristol East and Shadow Farming Minister defends her views that meat eating should come with a health warning.Read the full story ›
Nearly 500 sheep have been stolen from Somerset farms in the last six weeks in what police say is an "unusual" spike in sheep-rustling.
The thefts include nearly 150 lambs and ewes from near Langport in the middle of the night, nearly 130 from a farm near Baltonsborough and sheep's skins found blocking a land drain in Glastonbury.
Cows are also being targeted, with a cattle lorry from East Huntspill found burnt out in Langport, and cows stolen from a shed in Ilchester.
Farmers are losing tens of thousands of pounds from these thefts, and police say the meat of these animals could be sold illegally. They hope a nationwide appeal for information will help the investigation.
It’s sickening what these mindless thieves do. The sheep have probably suffered in transit and not been killed humanly either.
A ban on growing genetically modified crops is to be lifted next week. But opponents say it could threaten the future of organic farms.Read the full story ›
Somerset band The Wurzels have released a new version of their classic 'Combine Harvester' song.
It's part of a new campaign by the National Farmers Union to reduce death and injury in the workplace.
The agricultural industry is the UK's most dangerous occupation - figures from the Health and Safety Executive show 27 people died in farm accidents in the year to April 2014.
The first day of the Dorset County Show has attracted large crowds.
Sixty thousand people are expected at the showground near Dorchester over the weekend. Judges say there's been a high standard of entry in the horticulture and livestock classes.
There are also food tents, trade stands and many other displays.
The show's secretary, Sam Mackenzie-Green, says it's the diversity that helps attract so many people:
"We're a combination things. It's the main ring attractions, we've got Bolddog Lings which people are really excited about seeing. The National Vegetabel Society's national championships again which appeals to a whole other group of people. And we have so much food and drink, local food and drink, I think there is something for everyone".