Crops arable website guide: General news & industry

cropsCrops magazine has picked a selection of the key general news and industry websites available and given its opinions (good and bad) on everything from their content, layout and ease of use.
UK and overseas property for sale. A large choice of links available.
Info on Assured Combinable Crops Scheme standards and how to join. Directory provides 300 industry links. Members area also being developed.

British Edible Pulse Association. Pulse market information, regional prices and a list of members. Latest news gives crop progress reports.
Info about the Crop Market service which provides daily prices to your mobile. Users of the service can update their profile online.
EFSIS-FABBL assurance scheme details, including plenty on combinable crops standards. Users can apply online for scheme membership.
Farming Online provides the latest headlines from all sectors for registered users (free). FOL Plus members only area for agronomy info. Useful farm dates calendar and comprehensive A-Z of industry links. Also good price coverage.
News, weather, market prices, supplier search and a good events calendar. An online market place is under development where registered growers will be able to view product catalogues and deal online. A good site, which will be made even better when the market place is live – another to keep an eye on.
Grain marketing, prices, seed, fertiliser and the ’15 Tonne Initiative’ are all covered in a clear and concise manner. Register to access weekly market reports.

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Online trading site for arable farmers allows grain, seed and fertiliser trading 24/7. Registration is needed to get an up to the minute quote, which stands for 7mins – payment is required within 21 days. The new crop planning and marketing feature lets you check the gross margin for different varieties/ search existing contracts.
Lots of general info about milling on the National Association of British and Irish Millers site. Download some publications as a pdf, or members can get more detail in their own area.
Global news headlines on any subject – narrow the choice down by industry sector.
Purchasing service for arable farmers – fertiliser, chemicals, spares and fuel. View a range of quotes from a large number of products in each category – the best quote is highlighted. Registration needed, but you can login as a guest for a free demo.

Professional looking site of Maltsters Association of GB. Area for MAGB members, but also detail about the malting industry and how malt is made for non-members. Useful pdf map of UK malting sites.

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