Potato blight


Yes definitely not so many spuds under a root this year and some really small ones that haven't grown at all and plenty of greens from baulks being washed away.plus one or three blighty ones so won't be much to put in store!!!price needs to reflect this later in season otherwise spuds are just not worth growing


Luckily we have 2 farm shops where we can shift 8 to 10 ton a week thro during peak times at a half decent price but if we were relying on the open market all the time like some of you guys must be then it's gotta be bankrupting.Even the paper bags cost over 30p each now


Gravity look very nice again.nice shape and skin.grown for 2 years now and think have overtaken piper now.also store brilliantly

35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​

Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...