Harvest progress: Broken weather has slowed harvest progress but there has been some cutting and many crops are only just getting there. More recent reports suggest higher yield levels so let’s hope that continues. Straw seems to be very slow in crops that were not sprayed off but there has still been a lot of straw baled recently.

At this point growers feel pressured to get in to crops because straw is beginning to break down in the showery weather. This is not a big problem yet but continuous broken weather could cause losses in a relatively short period.