‘They really have been a lifeline to us’

Thursday, 8 February 2018

‘They really have been a lifeline to us’ thumbnailThe devastating impact the weather has had on crops belonging to Eglinton farmer David Butler which he has been unable to plough over the last few months.

AN Eglinton farmer has spoken of how his arable business has been severely affected by the recent storms and inclement weather and thanked local charity Rural Support for the help he has received. Rural Support highlighted that the unprecedented and prolonged wet weather in recent months, as well as recent heavy snowfall, has had an adverse and increasingly worrying impact across many farms across Northern Ireland, due to the problems associated with saturated ground.
Local farmer David Butler stated: "The weather has had a devastating impact on my crops. Not only have I been unable to plough the last few months, but the state of the land means I may not be able to prepare for Spring either.


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