Drought causing desperation on farms

Outlet: The Guardian

April 15, 2012

Richard Wrinch’s family have been farming in Orwell estuary in East Anglia for five generations, but it has been a long time since water has been in such desperately short supply. “There have been bad years for rain, but now we are seeing a run of consecutive years without enough rain – it is definitely getting more difficult,” he said. “The consequences are very serious; if it continues it will catch us all in the end.”