The Yorkshire Agricultural Society has donated £5,000
to a national appeal which offers help and support to farmers
across the country.
The Farming Help Partnership is a collaboration of several agricultural
charities, providing a number of services to meet a wide range
of needs in the farming community.
The Society, also a charity, is best-known as the organiser of
the Great Yorkshire Show but also works hard to promote and sustain
the agricultural community.
Mr Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director, said: "The Society
is delighted to make this donation to the Farming Help Appeal.
Our agricultural industry and its wellbeing are at the core of
everything we do, and our farmers experienced some very hard times
"By helping them to overcome their difficulties now, we are
ensuring the success of British agriculture in the future."
As well as foot-and-mouth disease in the south of England and Bluetongue,
farmers also had to contend with bad weather, flooding and poor
The Farming Help Appeal is also backed by other agricultural organisations
such as the National Farmers' Union and Country Landowners' Association.
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