The poor winter weather has prompted a spike in demand for straw leading to expensive prices and worried farmers.Read the full story ›
There's a warning that our countryside is in the grip of a rural crime wave, with a sharp rise in thefts from farms, homes and businessesRead the full story ›
The price of straw for bedding has risen steeply, with newborn calves unable to go out on the wet ground.Read the full story ›
Poultry farmers across the West Country have been told they must follow strict rules to stop the spread of bird flu.Read the full story ›
Extra moisture in crops means farmers are forced to pay more to dry them.Read the full story ›
New figures reveal that despite a 4% drop in the number of crimes last year, the cost of rural theft has risen in the first half of 2017.Read the full story ›
The friends of a man who died when he was thrown from the cab of his tractor have started a campaign to get farmers to wear seat belts.Read the full story ›
Farmers in Wiltshire say crop circles people cut into their fields are damaging their trade and costing them tens of thousands of pounds.Read the full story ›
Dairy farmers from the West Country are calling for urgent support as record numbers are forced from the industry because of economic pressure.
In the last 20 years the number of farmers in the region has halved but a quarter of all jobs in Cornwall are still connected with agriculture and food, with the industry worth more than £189 million to the county's economy.
At the Royal Cornwall Show businessmen have been reflecting on the difficult times for the West Country's farmers. Jacquie Bird has been speaking to them
A leading farmer and outspoken critic of the NFU has died in a farming accident. 72-year-old Derek Mead passed away at the weekend.Read the full story ›