In 2008 we made more money than we have ever made in my farming lifetime. The wheat yields were big, the prices higher than ever and the costs relatively low. This year we shall lose more money than we have ever lost. The wheat yields were average, the prices were down by 40% whilst the cost of inputs doubled. Indeed the cost of fertilisers actually rose by 300%. Put these two years together, divide by two and you have two average years.