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Grain farmer Helen Harris on her farm in Co Kildare

Grain farmer Helen Harris on her farm in Co Kildare

Bees are vital to environment. Photo: Garry O'Neill

Bees are vital to environment. Photo: Garry O'Neill

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Grain farmer Helen Harris on her farm in Co Kildare

There is a definite stretch in the evenings and in a normal year we would be out sowing beans and getting fertiliser out.

The crops that have survived the wet winter (oats, barley and oil seed rape) are all starting to turn yellow and hungry. However, the ground conditions are just too wet.


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