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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…

BUSINESS

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…

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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

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: Grain prices unlikely to rise in next few months

Looking around the world there is very little to suggest any possible significant upward movement in grain prices in the next few months. While uncertainly over the US corn crop…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

BUSINESS

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

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…

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News

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Sell grain before next spring, arable farmers advised

Farmers should consider marketing more grain than average before spring in the event of a no-deal Brexit, analysts have advised. This will help them avoid getting embroiled in a heavily…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

High volumes of grain move for export before Brexit deadline

UK grain has been moving for export in huge volumes to beat the 31 October Brexit deadline. Analyst CRM Agricommodities estimates that grain purchases by the trade are running at…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

UK wheat and barley harvest 2019 a bumper year, says Defra

The 2019 wheat crop is up 20.1% on last year and barley production increased by 25.6%, according to provisional Defra figures. It is estimated that the total wheat crop is…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

British farming faces 25% tariffs in $7.5bn-US trade war

The US government is set to impose $7.5bn (£6.1bn) worth of tariffs on EU and British food exports in an escalating trade war. The dispute is over EU subsidies handed…

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Video

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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