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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

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Market prices: 2019 performance in review

It's the time of year when many farmers will run their finger down the sales column and reflect on the times they managed to sell before a dip in trade…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2020: Delicate issue of scale for root crop growers

Last year we described the 2018 potato growing season as “the most challenging in recent history”, but the 2019 harvest will now be remembered for the same reason. It remains…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2020: Tech will improve combinable crop profits

In the short term there will be some excellent financial results from harvest 2019 across the country, says Andersons Midlands partner Sebastian Graff-Baker, with wheat yields breaking records on many…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: World stocks will cap how far grain price can rise

The relatively stable situation that largely defines global markets at the moment could not be in sharper contrast to the turmoil that UK grain production finds itself in. As if…

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News

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Grain prices rise as concern grows for UK crops

Grain prices are rising on the back of increases in global markets, alongside growing concerns for the UK’s crops in the ground and those yet to be drilled. Old-crop UK…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Profits up at Openfield but down at Grainco

Grain marketing co-operative Openfield Group has reported a pre-tax profit increase of more than 10% on the year after focusing on improved service to farmers and industry customers. In the…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Give UK a good post-Brexit trade deal, say German farmers

German farmers are pushing the EU to preserve its lucrative food and drink export market by offering the UK a generous post-Brexit agricultural trade deal. Westminster and Brussels are poised…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Oilseed rape price rises £7/t in a week

Oilseed rape prices for January have firmed by up to £7/t on the week, benefitting from a weaker pound and a US decision favouring biodiesel production. January ex-farm OSR values…

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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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