With the coronavirus pandemic, among others, 2020 has not been an easy year for farmers. This year we must remember the good aptitudes of the branch to face the various challenges. The year 2021 promises to be particularly eventful at the political level (photo VG). Climate 2020 has been one of the hottest years ever. It started with a relatively dry and unusually mild winter. In the spring, lack of precipitation and drought raised concerns in some areas. In contrast, June was rather wet and heavy rains at the end of August resulted in above average rainfall. Crop production Hay crops have been bountiful and the barns are full. April was dry, but this did not lead to an imbalance as farmers then still had reserves from the previous year. The health crisis had a strong influence on the fruit and vegetable market. The very small quantities imported between spring and the end of summer forced consumers to turn to local producers. Moreover, as a majority of Swiss people spent the ...
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