16 July 2018

Harvest conditions ‘driest in living memory’

CONDITIONS ARE NOW DRYER THAN THE FABLED SUMMER OF 1976, PUTTING UK FARMS AT HIGH RISK OF DEVASTATING FIRES, reports Farming UK.  The UK has basked in prolonged sunshine for weeks, but the heatwave has triggered numerous warnings from the agricultural industry that the tinder dry conditions can easily spark fires.  Because of the increased risk, NFU Mutual has issued guidance that having evacuation and fire-fighting plans prepared and shared is essential.