Harvest challenges explained

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The challenges and opportunities of being a modern arable farmer were highlighted to politicians and stakeholders from across Gloucestershire, when South West crops board deputy chairman James Cox hosted a tour of his farm.

Guests included MPs David Drew and Geoffery Clinton-Brown, and Ashley Fox MEP.

James has 260 hectares near Tetbury producing malting barley for Molson Coors, milling wheat for Warburtons, feed wheat and oilseed rape. Along with national crops board chairman Tom Bradshaw he explained some of the issues around crop protection products, the weather and maintaining export markets.

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David Drew, who was one of the first MPs to sign the #yourharvest pledge, was treated to a ride in a combine.

Read more about the NFU's #yourharvest campaign

Last edited on: 23:07:2018

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