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Farmers struggling to keep afloat

Seven years ago, the price of a tonne of barley was around £70. Today, thanks to last year's terrible weather, that price now stands at about £225 per tonne.

The spiralling cost of grain and cereals has left many farmers struggling to feed their livestock and clocking up huge debts.

One farming charity says it has already given out hundreds of thousands of pounds in emergency grants this year to help farmers keep their animals - and even themselves - in food.

Emma Jane Kirby has been visiting a tenant farmer in North Yorkshire and one in County Durham who say they are running out of options.

  • 13 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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