Archive Article: 2001/09/21

21 September 2001

Alan Groombridge was busy drilling Claire winter wheat for the Stelling Lodge partnership at Stelling Minnis, near Canterbury, Kent, earlier this week before 48mm of rain fell in 36 hours. Farmer John Haffenden says about one-third of his 260ha of wheat is now drilled. With a record UK wheat crop in the offing next harvest, some traders say locking in now to a forward contract that allows for price gains could pay.

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