16-04-2014 02:13 AM | United Kingdom

Defra increases grants for flood-hit farms to £35,000

Recovery grants for farmers hit by flooding are to be increased from £5,000 to £35,000.

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson made the announcement from Muchelney on the Somerset Levels, which was marooned during the floods.

The money - available from 28 April - is to help cover the costs of restoring flood damaged agricultural land.

Some £10m has been made available to help farmers through the Farming Recovery Fund.
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