Flood-Hit Farmers Demand Change In Priorities
Flood-hit farmers are to find out how the Government's £10m disaster fund will help them recover from the devastation to their land.
The pot of cash has been earmarked to help businesses restore productive arable and horticultural land as well as productive grasslands.
It is also there to help farmers restore access to fields and improve drainage.
More details will be released by farming minister George Eustice as he addresses the National Farmers' Union (NFU) Conference in Birmingham later.
He is likely to be questioned on what the Government is planning to do to help agriculture.
Farmer John Hebditch told Sky News: "I would like them to put agriculture back on the agenda - that people's income matters as much as nesting birds and various other rare species.
"I'm not saying more than them - I just think the balance needs to come back in favour of food production."
The scheme was announced by David Cameron on February 11 and opens on February 28.
It will allow all farmers affected by the flooding to apply for emergency funding of up to £5,000, covering up to 100% of business costs.
The majority of the fund will be reserved for farms that remain flooded.
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