They're the last thing you'd expect to flourish in the dismal summer, but the region's strawberry growers are enjoying bumper crops.
West Country farmers will be in Westminster today to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices.
Cattle and other livestock from across the west country are at the Devon County Show, which drew in the crowds on its first day
Farmers in the region are going to Westminster to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices. It's been called by the National Farmers' Union, which says milk producers are being forced out of business as big dairy companies cut costs.
The meeting will hear from farming minister Jim Paice, who admitted yesterday that he didn't know the price of a pint.
The rain soaked summer has boosted the region's strawberry crop. Much of it is now grown under cover and the humid conditions caused by the rain has improved their production.
One grower who farms near Truro said he used to lose fifty per cent of his crop when it was outside. Now, protected by tunnels, it's down to two or three per cent.
Dairy farmers in the West Country are furious the price they are paid for their milk by one of the region's biggest processors is being cut.
Robert Wiseman says it will pay nearly two pence less per litre from next month.
It is the second reduction in as many months. Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.
Organisers say visitor numbers are up for the final day of the Royal Cornwall Show.
The first day of the event in Wadebridge was marred by strong winds and rain. The sheep section had to be evacuated and many visitors left early.
But today drier weather has seen no interuptions to the show schedule and an increase in people through the gates.
Professor Splash dives into a pool of milk just 1ft deep from a 30ft platform. The professor - real name Darren Taylor - is claiming a new world record. It's the first time the Colorado-based stuntman has attempted the feat using milk. He usually dives into water.
An entire car park has had to be closed off at the Royal Cornwall Show because of vehicles getting stuck in deep mud.
Cars and horse boxes had to be towed out of the members area by tractors on the first day of event at Wadebridge.
Today cars travelling from the West are being directed to a car park on the other side of the A39.
Yesterday the sheep section was closed when the marquee threatened to collapse in high winds and rain.1,200 animals were evacuated from the site.
A sheep farmer says he was given no help to move his stock when the marquee containing 1200 sheep was evacuated at the Royal Cornwall Show.
He said he was absolutely terrified as gale force winds tore big holes in the marquee.
Show organisers disputed the claim and said every help was given.
Organisers say visitor numbers for the Royal Cornwall Show look to be in line with previous years despite a wet and windy start to the event. It's day two of the agricultural show in Wadebridge.
Thousands attended the opening despite yesterday's rain and heavy winds, but organisers say many left early with some cars having to be towed out of the mud by tractors.
Day two of the Royal Cornwall Show is underway despite strong winds and heavy showers. Organisers say a virtually full programme of entertainment will take place in the main ring and all main sections will be up and running.
Yesterday, sheep had to be evacuated from their marquee which was closed yesterday because of waterlogged ground and high winds.
It's the second day of the Royal Cornwall Show. Organisers hope visit numbers pick up after a disappointing start. The heavy rain and strong wind yesterday caused many problems at the showground near Wadebridge.