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Buoyant cast sheep trade hits market top

Strong cast ewe prices have met resistance from buyers, leading auctioneers to fear that trade has hit a ceiling. Prices are £20 or more up on the year for cull…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Sugar beet variety battle cuts grower choice for 2020

Sugar beet seed breeder KWS has called for more sales competition in the UK, after failing to get a second herbicide-tolerant variety on the Recommended List this season. Farmers Weekly…

BUSINESS

Fears over extension of US import tax on food and drink

UK food and drink exports to the US could be further damaged as Washington considers extending its import taxes on EU food and drink products. The US introduced a 25%…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Ugandan beef welcome in post-Brexit Britain, PM says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised Ugandan farmers they will have the opportunity to export their beef to the UK after Brexit. Speaking at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, Mr…

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