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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…


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 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…


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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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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Markets analysis: cropping margins for 2020

Current market conditions offer a strong incentive to plant wheat for harvest 2020. The gross margin for winter milling wheat is once again one of the strongest at £737/ha, based…


Global supply continues to pressure UK grain prices

UK growers hoping for an end of season old crop bounce are likely to be disappointed as harvest 2019 predictions exert an increasing influence on global market sentiment. Three principle…


Analysis: Why is wheat price static and when will it move?

Dry weather is having a diverse impact on Europe’s cereal crops with some suffering from the lack of rain, while others have benefited from earlier sowing, leaving UK farmers wondering…


Analysis: Which way will wheat prices go by June?

A larger than usual gap of about £20/t between old and new crop wheat prices is causing a headache for arable farmers pondering their marketing strategy. Futures prices currently stand…

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Fresh lows for wheat price as harvesting resumes in earnest

Wheat prices have hit fresh lows as currency values have strengthened through the week, with the market battling to stay in touch with global values. The pound rallied on an…


Harvest pressure pushes wheat prices lower

Grain prices are falling as harvest pressure builds, against the background of a potentially very short export window before the UK leaves the EU. As an improved weather outlook allowed…


Call to double 'green' content in fuel for net zero target

A type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol must be introduced by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets, says the NFU. The union has written…


Future wheat prices hit new low as pound rebounds

Wheat futures prices have fallen to their lowest levels in two years after the value of the pound nudged upwards and analysts increased their crop size predictions. The November 2019…

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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…


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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