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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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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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Grain prices rise for start of new year

Tight supply and rising maize prices are keeping wheat prices on their rising trend. UK growers are generally well sold, and Defra’s recent reduction to its estimate of the size…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Soya prices stay firm despite end to Argentina's dock strike

Soya prices remain strong despite the ending of an oilseed workers’ strike in Argentina, freeing up many thousands of tonnes of supplies. A reduction in 2020 crop and stock figures…

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News

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Strong demand and weather concerns see grain prices spike

Huge global demand and widespread dry weather concerns are contributing to a volatile grain market ahead of harvest. The release of the latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report on…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

UK feed wheat price rises after surprise in global market

The UK feed wheat price has risen sharply following the publication of a surprising US Department of Agriculture (USDA) report on grain stocks and prospective plantings. Released yesterday (31 March),…

BUSINESS

Higher profit on lower turnover for Dewing Grain

Norfolk-based merchant Dewing Grain saw pre-tax profit rise on a slightly lower turnover in the year to 30 June 2020. The fall in turnover to £41.5m (£45.5m in 2019) was…

BUSINESS

NFUS rejects EU-Scotland seed potato proposal

Scottish potato growers have rejected proposals for a Scotland-specific seed trade agreement with the EU. The proposals were part of a Scottish government consultation, which was looking for solutions to…

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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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