From Arts & Crafts to Ball­room Dance, Cook­ing to Com­put­ing, Lan­guages to Pho­tog­ra­phy £20 off dance & ex­er­cise for classes over 50s Ask for “Get Fit 50+” of­fer

Surrey Life - - Countryside -

I’m not one for mak­ing predictions, but it doesn’t take a ge­nius to work out that 2019 will be all about change. Of course our fu­ture re­la­tion­ship with the EU con­tin­ues to be the big­gest is­sue for every­one and that’s es­pe­cially true for farm­ers. For the last two years we’ve had March 29 pen­cilled in the di­ary as Brexit Day, but af­ter all the de­bate and ar­gu­ment over sub­si­dies, en­vi­ron­men­tal protection, an­i­mal wel­fare and fric­tion­less trade, the truth is that no-one can say for cer­tain how agri­cul­ture will fare and ex­actly what lies ahead. Since the ref­er­en­dum, I’ve said that no mat­ter whether peo­ple voted leave or re­main, the most im­por­tant thing was that ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble was done to make sure Bri­tish farm­ing pros­pered. That is still the hope.

What­ever the po­lit­i­cal cli­mate, it’s the real tem­per­a­tures and the fickle Bri­tish weather that is go­ing to be ob­served even more closely by the farm­ers and grow­ers hit hard by the ex­tremes of last year. We re­ally don’t need any more arc­tic blasts or scorch­ing heat­waves and for many arable farm­ers, a good grow­ing sea­son and a healthy har­vest are vi­tally im­por­tant to off­set the losses of 2018.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.