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U. K. Farm Lays Plow To Rest

There’s a lot to be said for traditional plow and power harrow/seeder based cultivations systems. It remains an almost weather-proof process and, as a result of the plow, gives perhaps the cleanest seedbeds possible since the U. K. banning of stubble burning. Yet it’s also a system that can carry high time and cost penalties […] Read more

Hidden Costs Of Custom Work

After a particularly challenging 2008, Dorset farm contractor Mike Simpson has now had the opportunity to draw breath and reflect on his business’s activities as a whole. “Through the last 23 years of agricultural contracting, I can’t ever remember facing such a demanding and drawn-out season as that of 2008. Harvest was exceptionally late, field […] Read more