Modern Farming Anthony and Carol Allen, Winterbrook Farm (This is a précis of the full article Ed.) Blewburton Hill has been owned by the Allen Family for almost fifty years. The hill is part of the much larger area now farmed by Anthony and Carol Allen. In this article they describe some of its recent history and the present range of soil types. An insight is given into the methods used produce a range of crops in rotation on the different soils. The hill itself is included in the description with the special problems associated with it. The outside influences affecting farming over the years are discussed including the effects of war and imports from overseas. The legacies of over-production resulting paradoxically from super-efficiency are explained together with modern day trends designed to alleviate the problems stemming from world market influences and changes in subsidy laws. The recent trend towards organic farming is also addressed with a glance into the future and how that might affect the farmer. The article ends with a detailed look at the major changes apparent over two generations at Winterbrook. Such things as equipment, man-power, farm size, regulations, paperwork, world markets and the overwhelming quest of supermarkets to drive down the price of foodstuffs are all put into perspective in this piece by Mr & Mrs Allen.