harvest rain

Ominous skies in some parts of the country didn’t stop the combines rolling.


These photos show farmers beating the weather to get their crops cut before the heavens opened.


There’s beauty too in the storm clouds, rainbows and sunsets.


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  • Stormy cloud over winter barley
    First field of winter barley to be combined at Richard Thompson’s farm at Ellerton, North Yorkshire. The barley came off at roughly 2.5t/acre and 16%. moisture. By Amanda Thomas.

  • Little girl waits for her father in field of winter barley
    Winsome winter barley at JB Fenwick and Son near Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket, Suffolk. He recorded yields at 6.5t/ha with a moisture content of 14%.

  • Barley being cut under stormy skies
    Barley being cut at R Wilson and Son in Darrington, West Yorkshire last week. 25 acres were cut at 8t/ha and 15% moisture before a downpour at teatime.

  • Wholecrop wheat being cut
    Ayrshire contractor David Laird cutting wholecrop wheat on 31 July for ag-bagging on Enterkine Farm, Annbank, South Ayrshire.

  • Sunset over winter barley crop
    Malc Pearce dodged the showers in Belstead, Suffolk, to capture this sunset. The Claas Lexion 460 Evolution was harvesting winter barley.

  • Rainbow over barley field
    Kate Williams captured this rainbow over the barley harvest at Denby Hall Farm, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The barley came off at 3.6t/acre and 14% moisture.

  • Harvesting winter barley
    Against threat of rain and stormy clouds gathering over the Black Mountains, Contractor Bryan Price starts another field of winter barley on the Glanusk Estate. near Tretower, Crickhowell.

  • Storm clouds over winter barley
    Stuart Dickinson from J.O.Straughan cuts winter barley for farmers Christopher and Raymond Thompson at Hack Hill Farm, Dinnington Northumberland. Taken by Mick Vardy.



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