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Donation to flood-affected farmers of Somerset

Donation to flood-affected farmers of Somerset

Donation to flood-affected farmers of Somerset

Flooding on the Somerset Levels

AID Fuel Oils donate fuel to Staffordshire County Federation of Young Farmers Club

AID Fuel Oils have donated 150 litres of diesel to the Staffordshire County Federation of Young Farmers, to assist the group in their bid to help the flood-affected farmers of Somerset.

On Sunday 16th March, six loads of straw, silage and hay were delivered to Somerset without any technical hitches, the donated fuel has helped towards transportation costs.

Staffordshire NFU and Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society are amongst a large number of people who have also helped.

The campaign which is now countrywide with many YFCs and rural communities contributing to deliver these much needed suppliers to these farmers, many of whom have not seen dry land since before December last year.

The Somerset Levels and Moors is a unique flat landscape that extends for about 170,000 acres across parts of the north and centre of the county of Somerset it’s one of the lowest and flattest areas in the country.

The latest widespread flooding of the Levels is just one in a long record of flooding events. In the 2014 flood, it is estimated around 10% of the Levels (16,000 acres) are under water.

Farmers on the Levels have seen as much as 95% of their land covered in water, sometimes up to 10ft deep. The National Farmers Union sat the area is mainly used for livestock, and many farmers have had to resort to moving their animals from flood hit fields and buildings to safer ground. 

 


AID Fuel Oils will be showing at the Staffordshire County Show on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th May 2014.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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