13 tweets showing how growers react when harvest turns wet

Combines have scarcely been seen venturing outside the shed this week as wet weather put a lid on any major harvest progress.

Emotions and frustrations have been running high as rain forced growers to watch as barley and oilseed rape crops fit for harvest got a soaking.

We’ve picked 13 tweets to give a flavour of the mood among arable farmers this week.

See also: Harvest 2017: The 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties of harvest 2017

Don’t forget to follow Farmers Weekly’s dedicated harvest account @FWharvest for all the latest news, analysis, photos and videos of harvest 2017.

Some growers eagerly pressed on

While others were pinned down by wet weather



Emotions have been running high

Some made good use of the quiet time

Plenty are patiently waiting to crack on


Others managed to grab enough of a break in the weather



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