Poor weather conditions at harvesting and diminished crop yields on the back of a dry spring, coupled with strong demand from renewable energy plants, have converged to create an unprecedented scarcity of bedding-quality straw. British Hay and Straw Merchants Association president Mike Evison says this shortage is being made worse by the fact there’s a reluctancy to sell. See also: Livestock farmers warned to check woodchip bedding “No farmer will sell straw on a rising market, so there is less being […]