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Scottish farmers face crisis of confidence

Following a strong 2013, Scottish farmers have seen their incomes fall dramatically last year which is causing a crisis of confidence in the industry,...


27 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
Boosting Septoria control with an adjuvant results in 0.54 t/ha bonus

With Septoria being the primary target for all wheat growers and the threat of yield losses as large as 50% in severely affected crops, farmers will b...


27 January 2015 | Arable,Crops,News
Silage crop has never stopped growing!

A crop of Perseus festulolium silage on a 90ha (220 acre) dairy farm near Tiverton in Devon, has hardly stopped growing this winter, and looks set for...


Ever-changing role of the agronomist

The role of today’s agronomist is constantly changing. Each new season brings with it a unique set of challenges, whether they are responding to incre...


23 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
UK wheat yields have potential to double

UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the next 10-20 years if every aspect of agronomy is fine-tuned and technological a...


22 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
Thousands get ready to claim Basic Payment Scheme in 2015

The Rural Payments Agency is inviting thousands more farmers and landowners to register on new the service to claim this year's payments. RPA CEO M...


Corn shrugs off bearish news; US wheat struggles to match European competitors

Soycomplex Beans closed around 8-10 cents lower, helped on their way by news of another 174 TMT worth of Chinese cancellations. News that China pos...


Russia wheat exports slow sharply; adverse weather

With US markets closed for the Martin Luther King Day holiday this was never going to be a "Thriller in Manilla", more of a "Yawn in Benidorm" perhaps...


20 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News
FUW meetings to explore changes to CAP

Four meetings will be held in Carmarthenshire by the Farmers’ Union of Wales to explore and discuss the changes to the current common agricultural pol...


16 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News
UK farmers performing above EU average

Average income per agricultural worker in the UK rose last year despite falling 1.7% across the EU. The reduction in average income was stronger in...


EU grains close lower as investment money switches to equities

EU grains closed lower across the board, in what looks like a general commodity exodus as investment money switches into equities. Jan 15 London w...


15 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,Finance,News,NFU
Active producers 'must benefit from CAP', says NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland has written to the Scottish Government calling for it to toughen up rules on activity to ensure precious direct support funds are reserve...


UK horticulture and potato exports showcase at Fruit Logistica 2015

Building on the growing success of its collaboration over the past two years, Potato Council and Horticultural Development Company (HDC) will bring th...


EU grains trade mixed on UK inflation news

EU grains traded mixed. News that UK inflation fell to 0.5% in December, the joint lowest on record, seemed to make little difference to the pound whi...


14 January 2015 | Arable,Cereal,Crops,News,Organic
Q&A: GMO cultivation in the European Union

The EU has one of the toughest genetically modified food regulations in the world and the cultivation of GM crops is only allowed following a thorough...



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23 January 2015
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21 January 2015
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