Chris Bateman
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Poor rainfall concerning UK farmers

Parts of the UK have had the driest and warmest spring for more than a century, latest figures from the Met Office confirm.

Across the whole of England and Wales, it was the second driest spring since 1910 and the driest spring since 1990.

Some farmers are losing their crops, and there are fears that many foods will go up in price.

Speaking to the BBC, Chris Bateman of the National Federation of Young Farmers said the situation was "quite serious."

  • 01 Jun 2011