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The combines are out and tentatively nibbling away at the winter barley and the oilseed rape. A near drought in May after the wettest autumn for years will have undoubtedly affected yields and bale counts, but I doubt any increase in price will compensate growers for what they have lost or didn’t manage to plant.

For us, the harvest is our first real chance to have a proper look at how things have gone on the

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