Young bean plant© Tim Scrivener
High cereal yields came to the rescue in 2015 for one Oxfordshire arable farmer, who is being forced to reconsider his strategy for 2016 in light of poor prices and rising costs. “After a good harvest, all of our cereal yields were better than expected,” reports Wantage monitor farmer Julian Gold. “It meant we made a profit on the farm overall, even though our growing costs had risen and grain prices were dropping.” Mr Gold, who manages the 800ha Hendred […]