Farming news from the last 24 hours

CROPS MARKETS AND PRICES

Nervous grain market moving daily

New-crop grain markets are nervous, with London November feed wheat futures up £1.95/t yesterday (17 June) to £156.70/t and down to £155/t this morning. Ex-farm prices are simply following futures…

CROP WATCH

Spud Watch: Cool temperatures keep blight risk low

At the time of writing, the weather has turned from dry, but cool, to very wet and cool. Thus far, on the eastern side of North Yorkshire, we have escaped…

CRIME

Farmers treated as ‘second-class citizens’ over rural crime

Four out of five farmers believe police are not doing enough to tackle rural crime, according to a new survey. A lack of confidence in law enforcement is reflected by…

CROP WATCH

Crop Watch: Soggy weather triggers fusarium alert

The rain in recent days has been welcomed by arable farmers, as it will keep parched crops going through the critical grain-fill period. All crops need now is some sunshine.…

LIVESTOCK

Poll: Will lab-grown meat dominate the market by 2040?

Most of the meat eaten by people in 20 years' time will not come from slaughtered livestock, a new study claims. The report, by US consulting firm AT Kearney, and…

CEREALS

Cereals 2019: Eyre Trailers shows round-bale carrier

Eyre Trailers specialises in custom builds and its latest creation is an innovative low-cost round-bale carrier that requires just one ratchet strap to hold the load in place. The Lincolnshire…