It was clear as we were going through the 2020 harvest that it wasn’t going well but in farming there is no option but to keep going, to cut as much as possible in difficult conditions and then plant in the hope for a better next year.

The planting has been completed but so has the gathering of the payments due after the 2020 harvest. We are down a full 30c in crop sales. What that will do to overall farm profits I will have to wait for ifac, who do my farm accounts, to tell me but the overall implications are clear.