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

Smarter farming

From my monthly column in the Henley Standard this is the piece from June 4th. By 2070 the world population is forecast to reach 10 billion people, so we have to find sustainable ways to feed everyone. As I mentioned in my last Farming Matters column, where I talked about climate change, synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is having an impact on our industry’s carbon footprint. The … Continue reading Smarter farming