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Get more UK produce in Tesco stores, Lochhead urges

Food Secretary welcomes Tesco’s £2.1 billion worth of sales of Scottish produce. Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead has encouraged Tesco ch...


India buying Australian wheat amid damaged crops

Soycomplex Beans continue to grind a little lower on good planting progress and a non-threatening Midwest weather forecast. Weekly export sales wer...


US wheat futures rose anew heavy rains of 'biblical proportions'

EU grains closed mostly higher, as US wheat futures rose anew as heavy rains of "biblical proportions" batter US winter wheat on the Plains immediatel...


21 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Why online BPS claims can’t come soon enough

As inspections start and the 15 June deadline for Basic Payment System (BPS) claims looms, online claims may still be a long way off, and the industry...


21 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,NFU
Farmers urged to take part in rural crime survey

Farmers are being urged to take part in a new survey aimed at assessing policing and the problem of crime in rural areas. The National Rural Crime ...


Grain traders 'keeping an eye on Russia'

EU grains closed mixed with May 15 London wheat down GBP0.35/tonne at GBP109.70/tonne, Sep 15 Paris wheat was EUR2.25/tonne firmer at EUR180.50/tonne,...


Record high levels predicted for crop ratings report

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, setting fresh contract lows in many positions. Good planting progress and a "warm and wet" US weather forecast keep ...


BPS 'will affect every farmer in Wales' as meeting called

NFU Cymru is inviting its members in Glamorgan to a county meeting to discuss the new proposals for the Welsh Government Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) se...


EU wheat gives up gains as US futures turned lower

EU wheat gave up some of yesterday's gains, as US futures turned lower despite ongoing concerns over rains pounding US winter wheat on the Southern Pl...


Wheat market closes lower; US rain forest and sharply higher dollar

Soycomplex Beans closed lower, with new crop Nov 15 posting a lifetime contract low. US plantings are going well, the Midwest has had plenty of moi...


20 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Global leaders discuss rural competitiveness in Memphis

Leaders from 34 countries gathered in Memphis for the 10th Annual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Rural Development Confe...


20 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,NFU
'Serious concerns' remain over farm payment mapping

The NFU says it still has serious concerns over the need for farmers to record previously unmapped permanent ineligible features as part of their Basi...


20 May 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Enterprise Bill must benefit rural businesses, farmers urge

Farmers have called on the Government to ensure the newly-announced Enterprise Bill helps rural businesses to invest. The organisation, which repre...


Fears of US rains drive crop rally

EU grains began the week trading higher across the board, with wheat posting the biggest gains on what was probably a combination of nervous short-cov...


Wheat market closes with double digit gains; US weather 'non-threatening'

Soycomplex Beans closed with small gains. Oil World estimated global 2014/15 soybean ending stocks at an ample 87.7 MMT, which would take total soy...



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