Before you city slickers glaze over, agriculture was supposed to produce 1% of the 2% growth required by the troika as part of the package. An act of god has intervened and farmers are fodderless and facing probably the shortest summer yet. Most are paralysed by debts for last winters feed and either cant afford to or unable to fertilise the (sopping)ground to produce grass for feed for this winter. The psychological effect of all this is devastating- a review of coroners reports for 2013 will make grim reading.
This sector is on the edge. I feel compelled to bring this to your attention - perhaps as a call for the government to think carefully before wielding the axe next time to satisfy the ecb and as a call to unity for urban and rural folk - we all in much the same boat.