Worssam, Monty
October 2008
Farmers Weekly;10/31/2008, p10
Trade Publication
The author describes the 2008 harvesting season in Great Britain. According to the author, farmers had great expectations of a good harvest, with high commodity prices and excellent yields. However, he observes that farmers had the worst harvest in 30 years, with disastrous yields, and were combining crops of 25 percent moisture in appalling conditions. He hopes that farmers can plan ahead and budget for the future.


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