Farms in Cambridgeshire have had no serious rain for six to eight weeks, reported Stephen Ellerbeck from Huntingdon. He feared this very dry weather could have cost yields.

“It is a shame because in May and June the crops looked fantastic.”

Light land crops were most affected, where the lack of rain meant some crops had burnt off quickly, he said.

“Quality should be ok but potentially the yields will be low.” However, the proof will be when combining starts in the next couple of weeks, he said. “Maybe it will be better than I fear.”