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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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

SUGAR BEET

Sugar beet 'well placed' for post-quota world

Sugar beet growers are being asked to consider a range of pricing options for the crop which will come into effect once quotas end in 2017. Options include maintaining the…

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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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

PULSES

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

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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

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…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

POTATOES

Outlook 2018: Opportunities for potato growers in processing

Northern Europe continues to be a threat to an already over-supplied UK market. While the weak pound reduces the competitiveness of European production, the cost of production in mainland Europe…

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News

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Grain prices rise on weather worries

Dry weather in some key grain producing areas around the world is pushing domestic prices ever higher. Between £145/t and £164/t ex-farm was being offered for new crop UK feed…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight supply and currency push grain prices higher

UK grain prices rose across the board in the week to Friday (11 May), driven by currency and tightening stocks in the final few weeks of the old crop year.…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight grain market ups premiums and pulls in imports

A stronger pound and tight end-of-season supplies have combined to draw wheat imports into the UK. The breadmaking wheat premium has doubled to almost £10/t over the past four weeks,…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

'Persevere with spring bean plans until the end of April'

Spring bean growers questioning whether to change cropping plans because of late drilling dates are being advised to persevere if they can get the seed in the ground by the…

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Video

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

LIVESTOCK

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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