Letter: Down on the farm

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Down on the farm

Sir: A number of letters from farmers have complained about their lot, and I'm trying to feel some sympathy, but it's not easy.

As far back as I can remember, some section of the farming community has been complaining. I appreciate that it was always going to be difficult to find anyone to say: "It was an incredible year and I don't know where I'm going to put all of the money."

However, I'm curious about their remarkable fall-off in income; down by 50 per cent seems to be a common figure. I gather prices have fallen. The middlemen must be rolling it in, because there's no evidence of falling prices in the shops.

JOHN HALL

Dawley, Shropshire

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