Farmer David Butler in his grain store holding some wheatDavid Butler © Hugh Nutt
Harvest 2016 has been full of surprises and I’m pleased to say they were mostly good ones. A dull and dreary June has been followed by the best harvesting weather for many years in both July and August which has kept costs down, stress to a minimum and combines performing admirably. Both winter barley and oilseed rape yields were slightly disappointing, but wheat crops exceeded expectations with both good yield and quality. Crusoe milling wheat appears to be our harvest […]