Widespread flooding has left some farmers in one of England's main crop-growing regions unable to sow seeds for wheat and barley crops.
Heavy rainfall in Yorkshire and the East Midlands "swamped thousands of acres of farmland at a crucial time", the National Farmers' Union (NFU) said.
It said 90% of the winter cereals was expected to be drilled in Lincolnshire, but only 10% had been done.
Thousands of homes and businesses have been flooded since 7 November, including the farm at Bardney in Lincolnshire pictured above.
A spokesperson for the NFU said farmers were facing "massive and unprecedented costs" because of the floods.
James Peck, from the NFU, said up to 10 inches of rain fell in some parts of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, leaving fields waterlogged.
The current conditions means harvesting root vegetables and crops - including cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts - has been difficult.