Farmer Jeremy Oatey standing in a field of oilseed rape in flowerJeremy Oatey © Jim Wileman
I recently bumped into a stranger while viewing some potato trials, who said: “You’re one of those people who writes a regular weather report in the Farmers Weekly.” At that point I firmly resolved never to mention the weather again. However, when I discussed what to put in this piece with some of my staff, they said: “You will have to write about the weather as it has been such a difficult harvest.” There ended a short-lived resolution. In truth, […]