Meat quality and “locally produced” are two of the most important considerations for consumers when eating out, according to EBLEX research
Archive | December, 2010
Final results from the Scottish Government’s 2010 agricultural census, published today, confirm the country’s barley area slumped this year, while there was a slight recovery in cattle numbers
French analyst Strategie Grains has made an early stab at the size of the 2011 harvest, putting the soft wheat crop (ie excluding durum) up 7% on this year at 136.5m tonnes. The estimates are based on yield trends and an expected 500,000ha increase in area in response to higher prices, says HGCA.
It’s that time of year when everyone starts having a stab at what they think will happen in the New Year. The latest crystal ball gazing is from economist Jeremy Cook at foreign exchange brokers, World First
ADAS has teamed up with solar photovoltaics developers, Enfinity, to find sites for large field-scale (25-30 acres) solar energy parks
The NFU has held an urgent meeting with Arla Foods UK chief executive Peter Lauritzen to discuss concerns about the price paid to its farmer members
Commodity price volatility is to be examined as part of an EU Commission review of its Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Construction of a new 43,000t dockside grain storage and handling facility at Montrose in Scotland has started this week
The VAT rate rises to 20% from 4 January. Among farm accounts, the rate change is most likely to cause problems for fuel scale charges simply because it is likely to be forgotten about, warns Faye Armstrong of Cumbria accountant Dodd & Co.
More fuel has been thrown into the milk price debate after New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra increased its forecast milk price for the 2010/11 season