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Keep up with the latest prices for agricultural production inputs, including red diesel and fuel, straw and bedding, livestock feed, crop fertiliser and agchems. See how global market pressures and trends are influencing prices for agriculture and what that means for your farm budget.

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How to find the best input deals with machinery rings

When Pembrokeshire arable growers Charles and Tom Rees need herbicides, fuel or seed, they don’t spend hours hunting for the best products and deals – the Pembrokeshire Machinery Ring (PMR)…

Lower cost of production only way to compete

The reduction of subsidies and abolition of milk quotas is throwing open the door to the global marketplace. If farmers want to become global traders they have to understand the…

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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2019: High costs to force combinable crops rethink

Last season was a stark reminder of the risks associated with high-input, high-output production strategies, as extreme weather challenged even the best arable businesses. A surge in commodity prices provided…

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INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

New year opens with nitrogen price cut

A surprise drop of more than £10/t in UK manufactured ammonium nitrate (AN) prices was the opening move of the new year. This puts product on farm at about £278-£280/t…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Fodder prices climb to record levels as demand increases

Fodder prices are reaching record levels across the UK as livestock farmers continue to pay the price of last summer’s exceptionally dry weather. A sale of hay and straw conducted…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Record animal feed production reflects challenging season

Compound animal feed production has hit record levels with more than 1.1m tonnes produced in October, according to AHDB figures. The figure for the month, at 1.13m tonnes includes production…

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Poll: Are you stockpiling farm inputs ahead of Brexit?

Farmers are being urged to order spring seed early to beat the rush and overcome shortages caused by a poor harvest. But Brexit is fuelling concern that farmers should secure…

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