Flood-hit farmers warn of rise in food prices

Two or three weeks of dry weather is needed to drain the farmland. Credit: ITV News

Consumers have been warned to expect food prices to rise later in the year with farmers unable to get winter crops in the ground because their land is waterlogged.

The Met Office is expected to reveal tomorrow whether last year was the wettest on record - but, either way, the months of torrential rain in 2012 have left fields submerged and sodden.

Farmers have warned that the additional costs of 2013's wheat production will hit livestock enterprises, forcing likely price rises in the shops for meat and dairy.

ITV News's Rupert Evelyn reports on the flooding crisis and the measures to tackle it: