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I knew that things were bad for arable farming with wheat rotting in the field last year and farmers unable to prep and sow fields in the autumn. This was born out by the Northamptonshire wheatabix factory mothballing because there is no local grain. It makes no sense to ship in, they might as well use other factories closer to the remaining supplies.

Yesterday I flew from Stansted to Edinburgh. The number of blank fields was shocking. Those that were growing wheat had massive bare patches where the grain had rotted under water or simply washed away. The oilseed rape is equally poor with very thin stands.

Nobody is saying anything about this. Is there a D notice or something? In general spring is about a month behind but I'm talking about fields that are still stubble from last year or cultivated but not sown. This isn't set aside unless 30% of the fields of East Anglia are in set aside.

Any farmers out there like to comment?

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I knew that things were bad for arable farming with wheat rotting in the field last year and farmers unable to prep and sow fields in the autumn. This was born out by the Northamptonshire wheatabix factory mothballing because there is no local grain. It makes no sense to ship in, they might as well use other factories closer to the remaining supplies.

Yesterday I flew from Stansted to Edinburgh. The number of blank fields was shocking. Those that were growing wheat had massive bare patches where the grain had rotted under water or simply washed away. The oilseed rape is equally poor with very thin stands.

Nobody is saying anything about this. Is there a D notice or something? In general spring is about a month behind but I'm talking about fields that are still stubble from last year or cultivated but not sown. This isn't set aside unless 30% of the fields of East Anglia are in set aside.

Any farmers out there like to comment?

Not a farmer, but family work in agriculture.

It's a bad year, coming after a bad year; it was hard to sow crops at the end of last year, and they'll be growing badly now.

Fruit looked promising (cold winters can be very helpful to them), but the drawn-out wet early spring pretty much did for that unless something changes to make it suddenly endless blue skies 'til August.

Basically, food prices have only one direction to go

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Not a farmer, but family work in agriculture.

It's a bad year, coming after a bad year; it was hard to sow crops at the end of last year, and they'll be growing badly now.

Fruit looked promising (cold winters can be very helpful to them), but the drawn-out wet early spring pretty much did for that unless something changes to make it suddenly endless blue skies 'til August.

Basically, food prices have only one direction to go

And yet Mervin King claims inflation will fall over the next six months - what planet is he on?

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Looks like summer has lost its boner for another year AGAIN.

Yep. I've been rolling eyes every time I've read the dozen or so articles proclaiming "Bumper year for fruit!" In headline, then buried in the article *if* we got a dry, warm spell for several months.

Conditions earlier were great for it... What odds you reckon sunny skies and low rain til autumn? (No laughing at the back! ;))

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