Farmers Weekly Interactive

Archive | November, 2011

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Growth continues for oilseeds specialists

United Oilseeds says its turnover has rocketed by 47.1% in the past year on the back of higher commodity prices and membership growth, Nick Fone writes

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Food inflation pushes up cost of Christmas dinner

The pressure may have come off some commodity prices recently, but food price inflation remains at a 20-year high, according to research from the University of Exeter Business School and Nottingham University

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Joint approach to attracting new entrants

A scheme to attract new entrants into Scottish agricultural and rural businesses has been launched by Scottish Land & Estates, NFU Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and The Crown Estate

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Record results for farmer co-op

Farmer-owned supply co-operative AtlasFram Group has announced its best ever results for the last financial year

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Chancellor’s autumn statement should stimulate rural economy

Changes to VAT and business investment tax relief could do much to stimulate the rural economy, says Mike Harrison of accountant Saffery Champness.

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Joining forces to maximise green energy price

Mole Valley Renewables has joined forces with the renewable electricity supplier Good Energy

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Higher costs to squeeze margins further

Rising costs are set to push the average cost of production for feed wheat up to £130/t for 2012, according to the latest forecast from Agro Business Consultants

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New product to grow milk market

In a bid to increase consumption of fresh milk, Robert Wiseman Dairies has invested £2m in a joint venture with New Zealand dairy business A2 Corporation to launch a range of products next summer suitable for people with self-diagnosed intolerance of milk

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Gleadell buys pea and bean specialist

Gleadell Agriculture has announced it is to buy the specialist pea and bean seed company Dunns (Long Sutton) Ltd.

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Welsh sheep numbers rise

The Welsh sheep flock has increased by 5% to 8.6m over the past year, according to provisional results from the June 2011 Agricultural and Horticultural Survey for Wales

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