Farmers across the Midlands have said the freak weather conditions of the past month will cost them millions of pounds.
The extremely heavy rains, combined with dry spring conditions, have left fruit farmers, crop growers and cattle owners counting the cost of the harsh climate, sources in the agricultural industry said.
They also also claim sheep are being infested with maggots because they cannot be shorn, fruit is rotting in the fields and crops are becoming too waterlogged to stay upright.
A vegetable farmer from Staffordshire, who did not want to be named, said: "In terms of rainfall we have had a third of our yearly average come down in the past two weeks.
"We have got potatoes rotting in the field because the ground is so saturated. It has been very serious for us and we have lost something in the order of £200,000.
"We are not going to be put out of business, but there is a psychological affect for a small family business to lose that amount of money. It is like your house falling down around you."
Staffordshire fruit farmer Phil Hodson Walker said he spent two weeks fighting a losing battle against the extreme conditions.
"The last couple of weeks have been a nightmare - it has been horrendous really," he said. "We have got acres of fruit that has been wet again and again and has rotted. We're struggling to grow anything to sell.
"All in all I would say we have lost £15,000 in just ten days. The hot weather can be just as bad for us. A week at very hot temperatures can actually cook the fruit or stop some breeds of strawberry plant from fruiting in the future. That is 90 per cent of our business compromised.
"I think, the way it is going, if we want locally grown strawberries, polytunnels will have to be introduced all over. That costs around £7,000 for every acre and when you think that I have got 35 acres that is a lot of money. The weather is just too unpredictable these days - it's terrible."
It is not just the fruit and vegetable farmers who have suffered in the elements this year. Crop and cattle farmers have not been spared the crippling affects of extreme weather.
Concerns have been raised by farmers that if the rains continue into late July waterlogged cereal crops may collapse and rot before they can be harvested.
This would mean crops could only be sold for animal feed, costing the industry as much as £400 million across Britain.
David Morgan, a sheep and cattle farmer in Herefordshire, says that the floods are having long-term consequences as well as causing short-term problems.
"The impact of these rains will still be felt in the winter," he said. "Where there are floods there are always problems with animals getting trapped and having to be moved. They should be grazing on the flood plains in the summer but farmers have to move them all over.
"On top of that sheep sheering has been delayed causing maggot problems. That means extra work for farmers and obviously poor health for the animals.
"But the real problem is that grass and crops are being damaged by flood waters. That grass is needed for forage in the winter and you need it to be good quality - which at the moment it isn't.
"If cereal crops are damaged we could have a knock-on effect and straw prices could be driven up. Producer prices are on the floor at the moment and we are getting close to the point where people will start downsizing their flocks."