Prices and smooth harvest see UK Grain cancelled

The UK Grain event, which was due to take place in early November at the East of England Showground, has been cancelled because of low grain prices and an easier-than-expected harvest for most UK growers. Instead, the show will skip a year and return in autumn/winter 2015.

“We pride ourselves on delivering the right event, to the right audience, at the right time, and this autumn is clearly not the right time for UK Grain to run,” says Andrew Newbold of organiser FarmSmart Events.

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“Most producers had a very straightforward harvest, with low drying requirements, and this, combined with the low grain price, has significantly reduced the demand for such an event this year.”

FarmSmart Events will instead switch its attention to the Precision Farming Event, which is due to run on 4 March at Nottinghamshire Agricultural Societies showground, Newark.

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