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Growers return to wheat after better drilling season

Arable farmers will plant 28% more wheat this season than a year ago, returning to the crop after wet weather prevented many fields being drilled in autumn 2019. The AHDB…


Rapeseed area set to hit new low this season

The UK’s oilseed rape cropping area will start to increase again in autumn 2021 after hitting rock bottom this season, traders have forecast. Rapeseed marketing specialist United Oilseeds is predicting…


Pig producers face losses as costs rise and prices fall

Pig farmers are entering loss-making territory, with the average cost of production at its highest level since 2013, but farmgate prices under pressure. Latest figures from the AHDB show the…


Profit figures expose gulf between best and worst dairy farms

Significant numbers of dairy businesses will not be able to cope with a smaller subsidy payment unless they transform how they operate, analysts have warned. Many operators have true costs…

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