Saturday 30th June, 2012
This morning we welcomed visitors from Defra and the NFU to the field to give them first hand experience of how a pea Producer Organisation works. Looking at the pictures it is hard to believe that this farm, near Grantham, had 42mm of rain the previous day. After driving the machines they were then shown the sampling station and how we assess the maturity of the crop. Over lunch we were able to discuss what the future may hold with regard to the CAP reform, and other matters. The warmth of the last few days and nights means the peas are on the move, so we will start 24 hours from tomorrow evening just as Italy kick off against West Germany!