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Wet winters are damaging farmland – is the solution in the soil?

We’ve seen a trend over recent decades of wetter winters – and this year was no exception.   

This winter was in the top 10 wettest for the UK, with the south of England experiencing its wettest February since records began in 1836. Scientists expect this trend to continue as the climate changes.  

Farmers are particularly vulnerable to increased rainfall which either prevents them from sowing or destroys the seeds they have been able to plant.   

On this episode of ClimateCast, Tom Heap visits Groove Armada musician Andy Cato at his Wiltshire farm to find out how this winter has been challenging for farmers already on wafer-thin margins and what he thinks the solutions could be. 

Producer: Alex Edden 
Editor: Wendy Parker 

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