Brutal heatwave has farmers worried

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The extreme heat in Europe is playing havoc with its agricultural sector, as farmers continue to struggle against an increasingly inhospitable climate. “This weather shows that the pace of innovation needed to help farmers mitigate these extremes in the future must be accelerated. Genetics and seed breeding are absolutely key to providing greater drought and heat tolerance in the future,” said Paul Temple of Wold Farm. Read more in this New Food Magazine article.

Farming in the UK, Paul is a member of the Global Farmer Network.

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Paul M. Temple

Paul Temple volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and farms in the north of England in the United Kingdom. The farm practices conservation agriculture on a mixed beef and arable family farm. Paul grows wheat for seed, barley, oilseed rape, vining peas and beans. They've recently added grass leys back into the arable rotation. On the beef side they utilise a wide range of environmental grasses with suckler cattle, rearing calves that are either fattened or sold as stores. Additionally, the farm is in a high level environmental scheme with educational access.

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