The NFU's External Affairs Team has circulated a top line briefing to MPs this week outlining the impact of this summer's dry weather on farming.
The two-page summary will be used as a springboard to brief MPs in more detail and to set-up in face to face meetings.
In the briefing, which includes a sector by sector analysis, the Westminster-based team states: "The extended period of dry weather has placed additional pressures on farmers. A lack of rainfall has meant poor grass growth for livestock and dairy farmers, and some arable farmers will have seen no recordable rainfall at a critical time for their crops. In developing any new domestic agriculture policy, the government must recognise the unique exposure to volatility and market failure faced by farmers."