Crops hit by wet weather

There are fears we could be paying more for fruit and vegetables within weeks. Farmers are warning of lower yields after recent downpours left fields waterlogged.

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Summer washout hits crop prices

There could be fewer crops and higher prices for fruit and vegetablesafter weeks of record rainfall. Farmers in our region are warning thattheir fields are waterlogged, making planting and harvesting moredifficult.

The National Farmers' Union has warned that there could be loweryields later in the year because normal growing has been so badlydisrupted. There are reports of farmers abandoning machinery in fieldsand working by hand because of poor conditions.

If fewer crops are harvested, prices could rise in the shops as demandfor produce that is I'm short supply increases.

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