Grain pool grows
INTEREST in grain pool marketing schemes is rising due to difficult trading conditions, says Suffolk-based Framlingham Farmers.
The co-operatives autumn wheat pool reached 31,000t, just over a fifth more than in 1996. Members received a premium of over £6/t compared with average ex-farm feed prices for the Oct-Dec period, the company claims.
Some 200 farmers will market more than 110,000t of combinable crops this season, up 16%.