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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

Farm business outlook 2022: Potatoes and sugarbeet

Potatoes and sugar beet share some agronomic challenges but the structural ones differ. The balance of margins in the potato sector needs addressing, while a whole-rotation costings approach to the…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Farm business outlook 2022: Higher costs for combinable crops

At first sight, prospects for the cereals sector look good, thanks to high commodity prices and the relatively modest cost base for harvest 2021. However, the mood is very mixed.…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Soaring wheat prices and uncertainty ahead in grain markets

Wheat prices are expected to remain high in the short term as markets stay bullish. The London November 2021 feed wheat futures contract climbed to £208.50/t on Tuesday 11 October,…

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…

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News

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

UK wheat futures fall alongside global markets

UK wheat prices have slipped further in recent days following wider global market trends. Farmers Weekly’s UK spot feed wheat prices gathered on 14 January averaged £202.40/t, down £6/t on…

BUSINESS

World food prices surge 28% in 2021

Global food prices reached a 10-year high in 2021, according to latest analysis by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The FAO’s Food Price Index showed that across…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

ADM Agriculture sees increase in 2020 profit

Pre-tax profit jumped to almost £9.2m at feed and grain trader ADM Agriculture in the year ended 31 December 2020. This followed a £392,000 loss in 2019, which the company…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Merchant failure fallout drags on with stored grain disputes

The fallout from the failure of Scottish grain merchant Alexander Inglis & Son continues, with the sale of stores held up by issues surrounding the extent, ownership and value of…

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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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