But the outlook for individual farms improves with plans to expand livestock and land rented
The Tennant Farmers Association has supported MPs' calls for more powers for the Groceries Adjudicator, and for the watchdog's remit to be extended, to help dairy farmers.
APHA has awarded contracts for TB testing and Official Veterinary work in Wales to two companies, though the awarding of contracts in England has been delayed by an ongoing dispute.
Scientists investigating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus believe they have made a promising discovery in the battle against the disease.
Two tractors, two quad bikes a trailer and more stolen farm machinery have all been recovered in swoops in the South-West this month.