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UK drought: are farmers facing the crop failures of 1976 all over again?

By Tim Hess, Professor of Water and Food Systems, Cranfield University
Ian Holman, Professor of Integrated Land and Water Management and Head of the Centre for Water, Environment and Development, Cranfield University
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July 2022 was the driest July in England since 1935. Combined with record breaking temperatures, we are hearing talk of a drought comparable to the great drought of 1976, with fears of disruptions to public water supply and poor crop yields, especially for fruit and vegetables. But not…The Conversation

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