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Friday, 5 February 2010

Birds Eye shaft pea growers big time.

Birds Eye's decision to pull the plug on the East Anglian pea growers will have serious consequences for the local economy. Farmers have already bought in this years seed and will be left facing an uncertain few months. But that is only part of the story and a whole network of agricultural and other dependant industries will feel the pinch.
I must be one of the very few allotment growers who's favourite vegetables are frozen peas and chips, so I have a vested interest in all this. Norfolk farmers had intended to drill peas in the next couple of weeks which seems suprisingly early to me. I would have thought that the ground would be much to cold and wet. Amazing what you can learn if you happen to wake up early and catch Farming Today.

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