As harvest fades from memory it’s time for a short period of reflection on how it all went. We are left with a large pile of wheat which day by day is worth less and less. It is saved to some extent by the fall in value of sterling, thanks to the Brexit debacle, other wise it could be worth even less. We have a … Continue reading So that was harvest.
The jolly green giant is back out strutting her stuff again. Not quite a flawless start as 2 sets of belts that should have been changed over the winter failed during the first 100ha. Nevertheless, 940 tonnes of feed barley are either in the shed or have been collected and that crop can be ticked off the list. At 8.3t/ha over our weighbridge, that’s just … Continue reading Now we are up and away.
Minette Batters gave a barnstorming performance in her opening address at The NFU Conference. Whilst Micheal Gove sat and waited alongside the leadership team to one side of the stage, she forcefully laid out her aspirations for our industry. During her speech Mr Gove could be seen scribbling on his notes. When he took to the podium he looked a little less confident than he … Continue reading #NFU19
Until recently I was one of Farmers Weekly’s Arable Focus writers. Following a phone call which came out of the blue from the Arable editor I became the victim of a refreshing exercise. Undeterred and spurred on by all the comments I received after my last post was published I have decided to go it alone. So I will continue in much the same vein … Continue reading Simon goes it alone