Growers – particularly livestock farmers – are being put under an “extraordinary strain” on top of 12 months of extreme weather, according to NFU vice-president Adam Quinney.
On top of that, many farmers’ sheep are lambing at the moment, but Mr Quinney said farmers are resilient and are “working round the clock to look after the welfare of their animals”.
He said that, despite the terrible weather conditions: “UK farmers are continuing to deliver to keep British farming moving.
“These are unusual conditions and are totally out of character for the time of year. It has put an extraordinary strain on the industry.”