Abram, Mike
September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/26/2008, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that western farm areas in England had been equally badly affected, according to Neil Donkin of Countrywide Farmers. He added that on the Cotswolds, where the soils are thinner and dry out quicker more has been done, but they are nowhere near where they wanted to be. Chris Baldwin of United Oilseeds added that the crop area might be down by 20-25% when all is done, but the impact on yields will be much greater because of the late planting and into poor seed-beds.


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