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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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CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Standing straw prices significantly down on 2018 values

The first standing straw auctions of 2019 have seen prices drop back in some cases by more than half from the highs of last year. Tom Mellor, associate with Greenslade…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Autumn nitrogen offered at £255-£260/t delivered

New-season ammonium nitrate (AN) is on offer at £255-£260/t delivered, for full loads with October delivery and on normal payment terms. This is about £5/t above where the market kicked…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Biggest ever rebate at AF Group as profits jump 76%

The agricultural purchasing co-op AF Group has reported a 76% increase in pre-tax profits to £2.1m after a year of increased demand from its members. AF, formerly known as Anglian…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Red diesel drops 3p/litre as crude hits 6 month low

Farmers with fuel still to purchase ahead of the harvest season are set to benefit from a sharp drop in red diesel prices, after US crude oil prices plunged to…

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