Storm Dennis

Government increases funding for flood-hit farmers

An extra £6m has been made available to farmers affected by flooding earlier this year.

Flooded farm
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Storms Ciara and Dennis brought heavy rain to large swathes of the UK leaving thousands of acres of farmland underwater.

The National Farmers' Union said the government has now pledged £10m in total for those affected.

NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts said the increase in funding would be a "huge relief" to farmers, some of whom are facing bills of "hundreds of thousands of pounds".

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