Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Many farmers voted to leave the EU despite the fact that leaving putting the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) at risk. As we all know, the top up from the BPS is the difference between profit and loss on many farms.
With many growers likening the weather conditions of the last twelve months to the drought of 1976, I think many of us had convinced ourselves that we would be experiencing another hot and dry start to the summer.
As I write this article on June 24, I must admit to feeling somewhat tired of listening to the rain battering off my bedroom window at 5am, an occurrence that has been quite regular over the last month.
Writing in mid-February, and with the icy start we had to the month – not to mention well over two inches of rain in the past week – we are very glad we did not rush into much in the way of early fieldwork.