UK farmers’ fields dry out amid heatwave and drought

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In 48 years of farming, Sam Jones has not seen anything like it. The award-winning farmer who runs a 205-hectare family farm near Redditch, Worcestershire in the West Midlands has already started feeding winter forage to his 1,200 sheep. “This is now starting to hit us pretty badly. Luckily we have a bit of fodder in stock. We are going to need some rain in the next two weeks or this is going to impact on our lambing percentage next year,” said Jones. The reason for the early feed is because the grass has dried up. “The lush green grass which was plentiful is now parched. This is an early supp…

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