Weather and politicians are the challenge
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
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
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.