What the weather is doing is very important to arable farmers. Over the last few years there has been a noticeable change in weather patterns. In the south of the UK, the fields are wet as you would expect in the winter however, it is much warmer. Ken Crowther asked Essex farmer Hugh Pegrum how this affected the crops.

Arable farmer Hugh Pegrum’s family have farmed the land in Epping since 1880. All the crops are combinable, so no root crops like potato or sugar beet. All the autumn cultivations have been done, and the wheat for the 2016 harvest has just been planted as Hugh told Ken Crowther.