New online weather info for farmers
Farming Minister, George Eustice, is promoting a range of measures to help farmers increase their resilience to severe weather.
These range from encouraging local groups of farmers to share information, to developing tailored weather forecasts and information specifically for farmers, including a Met Office-hosted Get Reading for Winter webpage.
the new webpage should give farmers accurate and up-to-date information on the weather coming their way to help them to protect their crops and livestock.
Mr Eustice comments: “The farming industry has always had to contend with risk but the harsh winter last year had a devastating impact on many farmers.
“As we enter winter it is essential we do all we can to support the industry in its efforts to prepare and plan to mitigate risks.”