Welcome to the Summer edition of our Farming Matters newsletter. When asked early in the New Year what I thought 2020 had in store for the agricultural sector, I confidently stated I thought the word to sum up 2020 would be ‘transition’ – I was wrong! 2020 will be remembered for one thing and one thing only, the Coronavirus.
Who would have thought just six months on, the world would have changed so much? I would like to hit the rewind button and go back to happier times as we entered, what I hoped would be, the next roaring 20s, but sadly that is not possible. Life goes on and we must all now look forward in what remain nervous and uncertain times and see how the economy and rural sector bounces back.