Extra moisture in crops means farmers are forced to pay more to dry them.Read the full story ›
New figures reveal that despite a 4% drop in the number of crimes last year, the cost of rural theft has risen in the first half of 2017.Read the full story ›
The friends of a man who died when he was thrown from the cab of his tractor have started a campaign to get farmers to wear seat belts.Read the full story ›
Farmers in Wiltshire say crop circles people cut into their fields are damaging their trade and costing them tens of thousands of pounds.Read the full story ›
Dairy farmers from the West Country are calling for urgent support as record numbers are forced from the industry because of economic pressure.
In the last 20 years the number of farmers in the region has halved but a quarter of all jobs in Cornwall are still connected with agriculture and food, with the industry worth more than £189 million to the county's economy.
At the Royal Cornwall Show businessmen have been reflecting on the difficult times for the West Country's farmers. Jacquie Bird has been speaking to them
A leading farmer and outspoken critic of the NFU has died in a farming accident. 72-year-old Derek Mead passed away at the weekend.Read the full story ›
Royal visitors, prize livestock and proud producers, it has been a spectacular start to the first large agricultural show of the season.Read the full story ›
Police have seized 52 sheep as part of an ongoing campaign to clamp down on stolen livestock.Read the full story ›
A farmer who assumed a 10 day old calf was dead was amazed when walkers found it hidden in a sink hole nine days later.Read the full story ›
People living in rural communities are being urged to be vigilant following a dramatic increase of livestock thefts in the last fortnight.Read the full story ›