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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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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Late-season fertiliser market remains competitive

Ammonium nitrate prices remain competitive for May, with imported material standing at £242-£250/t compared with UK produce at £259-£265/t. These are spot prices for full loads on normal 28-day payment terms.…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Machinery costs mount as red diesel hits five-month high

The cost of red diesel reached a five-month high this week as crude oil prices moved sharply upwards after America tightened sanctions on Iranian exports. The Farmers Weekly diesel price…

BUSINESS

Fertiliser made from spent batteries to hit the UK market

A new fertiliser made from spent batteries is to hit the UK market this month, Finnish manufacturer Tracegrow has confirmed. The product, ZM-Grow, provides zinc, manganese, potassium and sulphur in…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

EU anti-dumping plan could push up liquid nitrogen prices

The outcome of the UK’s Brexit negotiations will be critical for the price of liquid nitrogen fertilisers, following the announcement of EU plans to apply anti-dumping duties on imports from…

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