Spraying winter wheat© Tim Scrivener
Many arable businesses need to break the cycle of high costs, disappointing yields and low profits, says consultant Andersons. Typical elements of the cycle include expanding to achieve economies of scale, taking short-term land at high rents, often at a distance from the main farm, running more and larger machinery as well as facing weed and soil fertility issues. Extra land should be questioned as to whether it was actually contributing extra profit or just generating more work. Similarly, could […]