This year’s bumper harvest came with a sting in its tail that’s left a trail of poor prices.  Despite record yields many farmers are looking at disappointing returns on their efforts.  And the drop in prices is certainly medium-term, says Sentry Suffolks business manager, John Barrett: after not just a local but a good world harvest the effect of higher grain stocks will last for the next two or three years.  The way to cope with the drop in commodity prices, he says, is through contracts.

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