NFU warns to expect lower wheat harvest

The National Farmers' Union says this year's wheat harvest is likely to be smaller than last year's due to extreme weather. Figures show the area planted with winter wheat is down a quarter on the previous year.

Wheat harvest
Wheat harvest Credit: Press Association

The warning comes on the day that many of the region's farmers head to a major arable farming event in Lincolnshire. Cereals at Boothby Graffoe near Lincoln includes an Arable Conference where some of the biggest issues to affect crop farmers will be discussed.

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Crop harvest concerns

There are concerns this year's wheat harvest could be lower than last year's. The National Farmers' Union says extreme weather has had an impact on how much of the crop has been planted.