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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

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Volatility the only certainty in grain and oilseeds markets

Markets are being driven by political and economic uncertainty, with the only sure thing this coming winter being a high degree of volatility. That volatility is already attracting record levels…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: How much more wheat will be planted for 2021?

Arable farmers are set to plant significantly more wheat for the 2021 harvest than was cut this year, with the crop remaining the highest gross margin combinable option. Poor planting…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

New sugar beet contract: a good deal for growers?

Sugar beet growers will be able to fix the price for some of their crop in 2021 – and receive compensation if it is affected by virus yellows disease. Described…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

High global grain crops and stocks weigh on market

As the UK faces up to significantly reduced grain production this year, global influences will continue to shape price prospects for growers, says Cofco UK trading director Stuart Shiells. While…

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News

BUSINESS

Early straw auction sees prices rocket

Exceptional demand for straw saw average prices rocket to more than £130/t at one of the first auctions of the year. In response to demand from trade buyers struggling to…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Wheat price rally gathers pace

The wheat price rise continues, with London’s May 2021 feed wheat futures contract closing above £190/t for the first time this week. This morning saw the November feed wheat futures…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Brexit: Seed potato sector on brink of EU and NI export ban

Britain’s seed potato sector is in turmoil, with just 10 weeks before exports to Europe and Northern Ireland (NI) face a total ban under a no-deal Brexit. As an EU…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Straw values continue to rise in varying regional market

Straw values have risen by about £15/t over the past month, with many arable farmers continuing to hold off selling in the hope of further increases. The British Hay and…

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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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