If you browse the back copies of Farmers Weekly, it quickly becomes apparent that farmers have never been far from a weather crisis.
Photos of parched crops or flooded pasture pepper the pages right back to the start of Farmers Weekly in 1934.
The cartoons pick up on the doom-laden mentality of the farming community, as they curse the skies for sending the wrong sort of weather in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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About the authorGuy SmithFarmers Weekly Opinion writerGuy Smith comes from a mixed family farm on the north-east Essex coast, which is officially recognised as the driest farm in the UK. He has held the position of deputy president at the NFU and served on the boards of FACE, HGCA and Landskills New Entrants Committee.Read more articles by Guy Smith