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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Business Clinic: Should I sell grain forward?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, James McFarlane of Savills advises on grain marketing plans. Q. My…

FINANCE

6 ways arable farms can reduce business risk

Insufficient income and tight cashflows remain the main problems on many arable farms, particularly when viewed against the likely tightening of support payments. The pressure points businesses will face over…

BUSINESS

Business Clinic: How can options help cut grain price risk?

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Savills’ Andrew Wraith explains how options contracts can reduce grain price…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Analysis: How UK growers can face Brexit challenges

The UK cereal sector needs to improve competitiveness to cope with the post-Brexit world. It also needs to improve productivity and develop better trust in the supply chain. Furthermore, the…

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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Droughty harvest balanced by rising grain prices

Further grain price rises are likely as global weather conditions and impending trade wars continue to play out, says COFCO UK trading director Stuart Shiells. The closing words of the…

BUSINESS

Politics and currency exert influence on grain markets

Despite high global grain stocks, volatile world economics could present real selling opportunities in the short term, says Nidera UK’s Alan Dewar. While there is little getting away from the…

Oversupply dominates new year grain price prospects

With record world wheat production and carryover in 2015, this season was always going to need a helping hand from an abnormal event to push prices higher. Unfortunately, the reality…

How one farmer hopes to overcome poor crop prices in 2016

High cereal yields came to the rescue in 2015 for one Oxfordshire arable farmer, who is being forced to reconsider his strategy for 2016 in light of poor prices and…

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Case studies

Get more for your grain with free online auction site

Both merchants and growers are benefiting from a new free online grain trading site, developed in the South Downs by a grower and computer developer. Growers are saving time in…

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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Droughty harvest balanced by rising grain prices

Further grain price rises are likely as global weather conditions and impending trade wars continue to play out, says COFCO UK trading director Stuart Shiells. The closing words of the…

BUSINESS

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…

BUSINESS

Weather could offer short-term selling opportunities

Growing concerns over emerging weather in some countries could give UK growers useful short-term selling opportunities, says COFCO UK trading director Stuart Shiells. After months of heavy global stocks smothering…

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BUSINESS

Wheat prices slip after surprising USDA report

Wheat futures prices have slipped by about £5/t off the back of the US Department of Agriculture’s latest monthly report, which made smaller cuts to global wheat production than traders…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Three grain co-ops merge to become Trinity Grain

Three farmer-owned co-operatives based in the south of England have merged to create a new grain storage and marketing firm Trinity Grain. The business brings together the membership and assets…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysts question how much further grain markets can climb

Domestic grain prices have reported fresh increases as yield forecasts across Europe continue to fall and a deterioration in the value of the pound made importing alternative products costlier. Feed…

BUSINESS

15% more straw land baled this year - survey

Fifteen percent more straw land has been baled this harvest than in 2017, according to a survey of more than 32,000ha of cereal and oilseed rape land by Savills. The…

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BUSINESS

UK barley exports keep up good pace

UK barley exports continue at a good pace, with 26,000t of UK feed barley heading to Algeria through Gleadell Agriculture’s Immingham export facility. The 900 or so lorryloads it will…

BUSINESS

VIDEO: Feed prices crippling pig industry

Stuart Bosworth, Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year 2011, talks about the rising costs of pig feed and how this is affecting the industry. With 60-70% of the cost…

Grain chain could save £42m a year to the benefit of all

Inefficiencies in the cereals supply chain are nothing new. But this winter an ambitious project linking farmers, hauliers, a grain trader and a leading miller showed how sharp things could…

Video: NFU president Peter Kendall urges farmers to be positive

Farmers need to continue to be positive about their futures but will need to ensure they use new technologies to improve efficiency to realise sustainable profits, Peter Kendall told visitors…

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