Farmers across the West Country say months of bad weather is causing havocRead the full story ›
A farmer in Crowlas, Cornwall has told us they're really being affected by the weather.
Vegetable grower David Wallis said "usually we would double crop so we would harvest the cauliflowers, then turnover the field to sew early potatoes but its just been so wet we can't get out to plant."
Farmers across the west country say months of wet weather will have a serious impact on the industry this year. Livestock and dairy farmers are having to keep animals inside because of the sodden ground. That means hundreds of pounds in extra feed and bedding.
In Cornwall only five percent of the early potato crop has been planted, which will affect supplies in the summer. We spoke to Chris Cardell who is a dairy farmer and a spokesperson for the NFU.
Farmers across the Westcountry say months of bad weather is causing havoc for the industry. It means there's likely to be supply shortages.Read the full story ›
The Amiss family only moved to the Lizard in September but are already turning their vision of community farming into a realityRead the full story ›
New tenants are settling in at mainland Britain's most southerly farm. The Amiss family took over the farm on The Lizard in September. They've agreed to run the farm on a 20 year lease from the landowners, The National Trust.
A crisis meeting is being held in Devon tonight for dairy farmers across the region, to discuss the problems facing the industry.
Several hundred people are expected to attend to discuss issues such as the rising cost of feed, the price paid for milk, and the recent bad weather.
Bob Cruwys reports:
Devon and Cornwall Police say that reducing rural crime is one of the top priorities for the force. Thefts of machinery and livestock costs many millions of pounds each year and pushes up insurance premiums.
Police and landowners met today to identify crime trends and find solutions. Our Exeter correspondent Seth Conway reports.
The final preparations for the Dorset County Show are underway.
The two day show starts tomorrow and is the county's biggest agricultural event.
Thousands of people attend each year, to see the livestock and farm produce on display.