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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…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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…

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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

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…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: Which way will wheat prices go by June?

A larger than usual gap of about £20/t between old and new crop wheat prices is causing a headache for arable farmers pondering their marketing strategy. Futures prices currently stand…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Russian dominance over world wheat markets slows

Russia’s record-breaking export drive has finally slowed, but it could be too late for hopeful US and EU markets to benefit significantly, says Cofco UK trading director Stuart Shiells. World…

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News

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Further feed price rises unlikely, despite US maize issues

Livestock feed prices are unlikely to rise above last year’s levels despite recent increases in global crop prices, as plentiful supplies of wheat and barley in the EU and Russia…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Oilseed rape outlook volatile despite firm prices

Oilseed rape prices continue firm, helped by a reduction in the EU crop forecast and weaker sterling. However, there are many wider market factors that make the outlook volatile. As…

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

UK new crop wheat price higher amid further US planting woes

The UK new crop wheat market has seen further price rises as planting woes in the US continue to afflict arable farmers. The UK wheat futures price for crop to…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Defra lowers 2018 wheat area estimate by 49,000ha

Defra has revised down its estimate of the 2018 wheat area, confirming suspicions that its first estimate overstated the size of the 2018 harvest and leading to some confusion about…

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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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