Farmers count cost of drought in parts of England

Outlet: BBC News

November 22, 2011

Parts of England are still in the grip of a drought, which has cost some farmers thousands of pounds and led to restrictions on water use. Jonathan Brant, 52, has ploughed the fields of the Lincolnshire farm where he grew up, for more than 30 years. But this year, an exceptionally dry spring hit his barley and wheat crops and he lost between £15,000 and £20,000 – his biggest loss yet…

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