Wet summer to cost farms ?300m

Tasker, Johann
September 2008
Farmers Weekly;9/19/2008, p9
Trade Publication
The article reveals that wet weather this summer is likely to cost British farmers more than £300 million in lost income. Other costs associated with the wet harvest include lost quality premiums, yield losses and the knock-on effects from the delayed drilling of next season's crops. The harvest has cost farmers millions of pounds and taken the edge off what should have been a very good year, said Guy Gagen, chief arable adviser of the National Farmers' Union.


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