It has been a year to remember. Every crop except herbage seed has enjoyed the biggest harvest in our lifetime and for the first time we managed to grow more than ten tonnes of wheat per hectare. Oilseed rape and sugar beet have also ex celled and so at first glance it would appear that our financial results were equally exciting. They would have been had it not been for inflation. As it is we have done no better than last year simply because the additional income produced has been equalled by expenditure, which has increased by twenty four per cent since last year. It is a sobering thought to wonder what would have happened if we had experienced a normal harvest.