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Business Clinic: Protecting farm business from volatility

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Tom Atkins from Savills’ food and farming team offers advice for those wanting…

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MILK PRICES

How can dairy exports benefit UK producers?

Brexit uncertainty and a hyper-competitive retail environment mean many businesses are gearing up to export the best UK dairy has to offer. The prospects for this trade are encouraging, with…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Farmer Focus: Fixed contracts offer relief from beef price crash

During the past few weeks it's been gorgeous outside, but as dry as I can remember in April for quite a while. We got our maize drilled in mid-April and…

PULSES

Get better pulse returns despite more crop hitting market

Peas and beans are enjoying a resurgence, with the three-crop rule and decline of oilseed rape driving a big increase in planted area this year. Bean plantings are likely to…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Volatility: Nothing new for farming - but is it the worst we've ...

The undisputed farming buzzword of 2014 is volatility. You can’t attend a conference or flick through the farming press without hearing how sharp ups and downs are here to stay…

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MILK PRICES

How can dairy exports benefit UK producers?

Brexit uncertainty and a hyper-competitive retail environment mean many businesses are gearing up to export the best UK dairy has to offer. The prospects for this trade are encouraging, with…

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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Trade minister grilled on agri-food post Brexit

The future of the agri-food sector after the UK leaves the EU was under scrutiny in Parliament on Wednesday (6 June) as, Liam Fox’s number two, Greg Hands MP appeared…

MILK PRICES

How can dairy exports benefit UK producers?

Brexit uncertainty and a hyper-competitive retail environment mean many businesses are gearing up to export the best UK dairy has to offer. The prospects for this trade are encouraging, with…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Growing beef market threat from Argentina

Increased beef production in Argentina, thanks to a changed political environment, means it could be set to take a larger slice of a new trade deal between the EU and…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Can the grain price rises of recent weeks continue?

A large-scale weather scare in a major producer can often trigger an upturn in grain prices on the back of a tangible risk to grain supplies. At other times it…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight supplies predicted to preserve Scots meat prices

Red meat producers in Scotland are likely to see strong prices for beef and lamb for the remainder of the year as tight supplies give farmers the upper hand over…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

USDA harvest forecast sees volatile week for new crop wheat

New crop wheat prices have had a volatile week after forecasts of a poor Russian harvest initially pushed up values before they fell back again amid concern over the US-China…

TAKING STOCK

National cow shortage pushes up cull prices

Phenomenal and at times record cull cow prices have been unable to coax more cows to market, as auctioneers report a national average price of 132.88p/kg to start June. This…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Ammonium nitrate market up £40/t on last year

The new season UK ammonium nitrate market kicked off a good £40/t higher than last year, with limited June and July tonnages being snapped up as soon as they were…

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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Video: Why China offers UK farmers opportunity

Is China really the big opportunity for British food producers everyone says it is? And if so, how can farmers here get in on the action? I went to there…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Video: What next after Brexit boom for farm machinery sales?

Business has boomed for auctioneers Cheffins since sterling took a tumble following last year’s UK referendum vote to leave the EU. But there is also an air of trepidation among…

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