Flood-hit farmers offered up to £25,000 each to cover repair costs

The government is extending its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers following the flooding that started last week

Government launches £2m fund to restore flood-affected farmland

Farmers can apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover repair costs through the Farming Recovery Fund

Farmers and landowners offered £2.5m for environmental projects

The funding is expected to support around 40 new groups to deliver large-scale environmental improvements in their areas over the next three years

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EU and World Bank agree €7m for energy and water security in Central Asia

The funding will contribute to a programme that helps boost security through knowledge exchange, policy advice and project preparation

Vattenfall to buy power from ‘largest’ Dutch onshore wind farm

The 220 existing turbines at the Zeewolde wind farm will be replaced by 91 ‘larger and more powerful’ ones

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Extreme weather leaves Scottish farmers with £161m bill

A new report suggests an exceptionally hot summer and an unusually cold winter negatively affected livestock and crop yields

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Tougher rules for Welsh farmers to tackle water pollution

They will be introduced next spring and will come into force in January 2020

Water restrictions likely next spring if winter rainfall is below average

A delay in refilling groundwater aquifers could increase the risk of drought in the east and south east of England in 2019

Welsh farmers offered £6m to tackle agricultural pollution

The Sustainable Production Grant scheme will open on 3rd September

UK confirms £540k boost to reward farmers for environmental outcomes

It is the first agri-environment scheme to be directly funded by the UK