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Weather and politicians are the challenge

Writers Alan West Last edited 12/11/18
Some years are forgettable. Others lodge themselves very firmly in one’s memory, with 2001 being an example of the latter (those that were around at the time will know why). 2007 for similar reasons and I suspect that 2018 will be another such year, although for quite different reasons.

Lack of water hampers grain barges

Writers Elved Philips Last edited 12/11/18
At best, the UK and world grain market has flatlined for the last few weeks. Prices have stabilised, everyone is waiting for the next key event.

The best person for the job

Writers Sarah Calcutt Last edited 12/11/18
The National Fruit Show is a great example of the diversity of the roles and the fabulous people that work so hard for the British Fruit industry.

Gearing up for the autumn breeding season

Writers Last edited 12/11/18
What an autumn we have had in the South East corner! It is now late October and the grass is still growing thanks to some balmy summer-like days.

Tories must stop a lurch to the left

Writers Richard Wood Last edited 12/11/18
Not many months ago Jeremy Corbyn promised to write off all student debt – a promise he has no intention of keeping.

Ministers must understand the despair caused by TB

Writers Nick Adames Last edited 01/10/18
BBC weather forecasters talk about rain – or even dry weather – being welcomed by gardeners, with only scant mention of farmers.

Change the law to protect flocks

Writers Alan West Last edited 01/10/18
Current legislation would make the deployment of livestock guard dogs a very risky option for sheep farmers in the UK.

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