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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Trading grain: Advice on locking in to profitable prices

Many arable farmers are not taking a rigorous enough approach to grain trading to protect themselves from losing money in volatile grain markets, say experts. James Bolesworth, director of independent…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

How to avoid costly disputes over grain contracts

Contracts are legally binding documents and set out the agreed quantity, quality and delivery aspects of a deal between the arable grower and merchant. However, many growers don’t take time…

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…

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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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Insights

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Latest commodity outlook: Weather and Covid-19 uncertainty

While tight supply makes the outlook relatively firm for some farm outputs, global factors and the path of the UK’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic mean things are far…

BUSINESS

FAO Outlook: Increased food output met by strong demand

Early forecasts point to a resilient global food trade in 2021-22, with increased supplies met by strong demand, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).…

POTATOES

How the seed potato industry is reacting to loss of EU market

The UK leaving the EU has put paid to UK annual exports of about 22,000t of seed potatoes, worth in excess of £10m to the EU, leaving seed growers with…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Crop values rise on USDA market forecasts

Wheat, corn and soya bean prices have risen sharply after the US Department of Agriculture released global crop reports and estimates for 2020-21. The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates…

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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Malting and milling premiums rise on crop quality fears

Crop quality concerns have nudged malting barley and milling wheat premiums higher as drought and rain complicate the outlook in different countries. Combines are about three-quarters through the UK winter…

BUSINESS

Straw values drop as new season supply comes on stream

The sale value of winter barley straw has fallen by more than £40/t in many regions over the past 10 days, with the increased availability of new season crop easing…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Barley benefits from rising grain market

A rising grain market saw new-crop barley values gain up to £13/t in the week to Wednesday 21 July, as harvest started and some export business was done. Wheat prices…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Wheat price jumps on harvest nerves

Grain prices are on the rise again as both dry and wet weather work their influences in different parts of the world. The EU harvest is under way 10-14 days…

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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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