This year's poor weather has cost rural Britain at least one billion pounds in lost revenue, according to an investigation by Countryfile on BBC One.
A couple who used a gun to defend themselves during a burglary at their farm say they are "grateful and humbled" by support they have received.
Smiths Gore is expecting farmland values to break the £9,000 per acre barrier by the end of the year following a rise of 2% in the second quarter of 2012 to £8,900 per acre.
What is it that sets the best farmers apart from the rest? Do they have to be owner-occupiers with double the acreage of anyone else? Or is diversification the key to success?
Farmers drive up land prices on back of strong commodity prices and easier access to finance, says the RICS Survey for the second half of 2011.
Growing demand for agricultural land means investors are increasingly drawn to countryside properties. Ian Cowie investigates the opportunities and pitfalls associated with buying farmland.
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