More difficult to use combine harvesters in the fields.
August’s wet weather has brought this year’s wheat harvest to a “shuddering halt” for farmers outside the south-east of England, said Guy Smith, deputy president of the National Farmers’ Union.
I’m not sure this is something to worry about because earlier hot weather allowed farmers in the south-east to begin harvesting earlier. “Yields seem to be above average” and “the price is significantly on the slide … because of a heavy harvest.”
Looks to me like some farmers will be hurt, but others scored.
Smith said 60% to 70% of the UK’s wheat is harvested between August and September.
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