Oilseed payment could fall by 100/ ha

Tuesday, 14 July, 1998


by FWi staff


OILSEED rape growers in England face a reduction of £100 per hectare in this seasons area payment, claims the Home-Grown Cereals Authority.


Based on the European Commissions latest oilseed area forecast, HGCA analysts have calculated that English oilseed payments could fall towards £280/ ha.


At this level, area payments would be £25 below the set-aside payment and £185 below the area payment for linseed.


The HGCA calculation assumes a price penalty similar to last year. But if area penalties are carried forward into next year, oilseed payments during the coming season could fall even further.


Meanwhile, new-crop delivered UK rape prices gained £3.50 to £153/ tonne on reports of low yields from the European harvest which is now underway.


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