Sussex drivers are being asked to be patient if they are stuck behind slow moving farm vehicles, particularly this month.
NFU South East crops board chairman Matt Culley said: “We know that motorists find slow moving farm vehicles frustrating but there’s a very good reason for us farmers being on the roads.
“August is the main harvest period when we are gathering in the nation’s food – we’re doing a vital job.”
This month farmers are mainly harvesting cereals, particularly wheat, the world’s most important food crop.
Mr Culley added: “We’d ask drivers to be patient and drive courteously if they’re stuck behind a tractor and trailer or a combine harvester at this busy time in the farming year. Remember it’s your food on the road!”
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