Shropshire farmer urges flood-hit farms to apply for funding

A farmer from Shropshire is urging other farmers who have been impacted by flooding in February to apply for government funding.

200 acres of David Moseley's farm in the village of Wroxeter went underwater for three months at the start of the year.

He says that his business has taken a significant financial hit because of it.

David Moseley is urging other farmers to apply for funding. Credit: ITV News central.

David says his farm has been flooded six or seven times, one after the other from October until February and describes the loss of his crops as "devastating".

He is now awaiting a decision on his application for the Farming Recovery Fund which offers up to £25,000 to help farmers whose businesses have been affected by flooding - specifically in February.

Footage of flooding in the region when the River Severn burst in February:

The scheme aims to help farmers in these areas:

  • Worcestershire

  • Herefordshire

  • Shropshire

  • Staffordshire

  • Nottinghamshire

The deadline to apply for the Farming Recovery Fund is September 1.

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