Spraying sugar beet in June© Tim Scrivener
The most challenging year for arable profitability in a decade – this is Bidwells’ verdict on the 2016 harvest year in its annual analysis of contract farming results. The data is drawn from about 17,000ha of land on 80 farms across England where arable farming is the main enterprise.   It shows net profit on these farms falling for the fifth year running and returns to both contractor and farmer falling for the fourth year running. Total income from cropping […]