The Renewable Energy Association has urged government not to amend the feed-in tariff rates for solar before the scheduled review next year
Archive | January, 2011
First Milk has awarded scholarships to nine young farmers as part of its academy that helps the next generation get started in the sector
London-based commodity consultancy VM Group has launched Worldcrops.com, a specialist site tracking global commodity movements. Updated daily by a team of UK journalists, analysts and statisticians, Worldcrops.com is headed by Gary Mead, former commodities editor on the Financial Times. Although it’s aimed primarily at traders, brokers and investors, it offers useful reports on weather in […]
Anyone who’s filled up at the pump recently will need no reminding that petrol is currently about £1.25p/litre and diesel is £1.30-plus. In some more remote parts of the country it is said to have hit £1.50/litre. Red diesel on farm is about £65p/litre. NFU Scotland’s is among the voices reminding government about the idea […]
The recent rise in Consumer Price Inflation from 3.3% to 3.7% (way over the Bank of England’s 2% target) has led to speculation that the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee may approve the first hike in the base interest rate for nearly two years. Many commentators have suggested that, if inflation continues to grow and the […]
Last year’s single farm payment was paid at an exchange rate of 1Euro:86p, the second most favourable rate since the current scheme began.
On Tuesday, the Euro was worth around 84p but the future for the single currency is far from rosy, according to Tom Barclay, head of agriculture at CLA Foreign Exchange Services, part of currency broker World First.
Beef sales got a big boost over the Christmas period, rising by almost 13%, according to new figures from EBLEX. In the four weeks to December 26, the volume of fresh beef sold rose to 28,548 tonnes, up by almost 13% on the same period in 2009 while the value of those sales was 11.3% higher than in the previous year.
Scotch beef is apparently now the best-recognised British red meat brand in London
The recent big swings in grain prices have prompted the NFU and Agricultural Industries Confederation to underline the importance of contract obligations for buyers and sellers