Rocking around the clock on the combine

Farming Matters September 2021The highs and lows of harvest 2021 seem a good place to start this time. It’s definitely not a vintage harvest, but there are much better yields of grain than last year. Oh, the agony and ecstasy of harvest! It marks the culmination of a year of hard work battling against the elements. When we plant the crops, we have no idea … Continue reading Rocking around the clock on the combine

We run out of food this week

Around about the 20th of August we will run out of food. A sobering thought but actually not likely to happen whilst we can still import food from other countries. The statement does bear further scrutiny though. This is the date that the country would notionally run out of food if the public had only eaten British produce from the 1st January. As a country, … Continue reading We run out of food this week

Climate Change; UK farmers are part of the solution not the problem.

This was my article for the Henley Standard on May 7th 2021. Why do farmers always talk about the weather? Could it be because we battle against it every day? We rely on getting sunshine and rain at the right time to help the plants to grow and provide the food we all consume. However, weather is not the same as climate. The dictionary defines … Continue reading Climate Change; UK farmers are part of the solution not the problem.