Interest rates to stay high as risk of food inflation persists
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by Phillip Clarke
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Farmers have been warned to expect a continued spell of relatively high interest rates, despite better news on both general inflation and food price inflation in recent months. Presenting the NFU’s annual Henry Plumb Memorial Lecture in London on Monday (20 November), governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey said it was “far too […] The post Interest rates to stay high as risk of food inflation persists appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Crop-trading platform Graindex relaunches as Hectare Trading
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by Charlie Reeve
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Agri-tech business Hectare has rebranded and relaunched Graindex under its own brand as Hectare Trading. The platform creates an online marketplace for grain buyers and sellers to trade directly, and also provides market data. A new app is being launched which will offer live market insights and prices as well as allowing users to view […] The post Crop-trading platform Graindex relaunches as Hectare Trading appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Crop Watch: Wet weather ruins cropping and herbicide plans
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by Richard Allison
3M ago
Farmers Weekly In our final Crop Watch installment of 2023, our agronomists reflect on what has been a grim autumn disrupting drilling and herbicide applications to wheat.  With wheat drilling unlikely to resume in some areas, thoughts are turning to the choice of spring cropping, although seed availability may be a deciding factor. This combined with nursing […] The post Crop Watch: Wet weather ruins cropping and herbicide plans appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Upland farms face 37% funding hole under ELM, warns NFU
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by Philip Case
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Upland farms in England are facing a serious collapse in their incomes under Defra’s post-Brexit agricultural support schemes, modelling by the NFU has revealed. Senior NFU officials said ministers repeatedly told farmers in the uplands that they would be recognised for the work they do and be no worse off after Brexit, but this is […] The post Upland farms face 37% funding hole under ELM, warns NFU appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Dairy producer numbers hold despite low milk prices
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by Charlie Reeve
3M ago
Farmers Weekly The number of GB dairy producers was estimated by AHDB at 7,500 in October, remaining level with its April figure. This came as a surprise to industry pundits, with farmgate milk prices having fallen by about 30% since the beginning of the year and dropping below the cost of production for many producers. The number […] The post Dairy producer numbers hold despite low milk prices appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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English Winter Fair exhibitors advised to isolate sheep
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by Philip Case
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Sheep farmers who exhibited stock at the English Winter Fair have been recommended to isolate their animals for at least four weeks following “an unconfirmed health issue” in the sheep section. A Beltex sheep showing at the event, held at Bingley Hall, on the Staffordshire County Showground, in Stafford, on Sunday 19 November, is reported […] The post English Winter Fair exhibitors advised to isolate sheep appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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How water treatment tech could cut dairy slurry storage
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by Judith Tooth
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Adapting water treatment technology to a farm setting could reduce slurry storage requirements by 10-15%, make better use of farm nutrients and produce an effluent that is suitable for discharge into watercourses. Research (carried out as part of the Tywi Farm Nutrient Partnership) adapted, combined and repackaged technology typically used by water companies for removing […] The post How water treatment tech could cut dairy slurry storage appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Opinion: Welsh farm policy riddled with contradictions
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by Tim Relf
3M ago
Farmers Weekly It was biblically bucketing down for the first few hours of our annual charity tractor and trailer rides in early November. The tractor was dragging the trailer with its happy inhabitants like a toboggan, glorious mud flying everywhere. Measuring success was simple at this event – a lot of effort from good people, so locals […] The post Opinion: Welsh farm policy riddled with contradictions appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Agritechnica 2023: Ex-Claas forage wagons reborn under Fliegl banner
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by oli mark
3M ago
Farmers Weekly Fliegl has revived the Cargos forage wagon range deemed surplus to requirements by Claas. There was little time for major design changes, with just six months separating the completion of the deal (September 2022) and the reopening of the production line (March 2023). See also: Tips and advice for buying a used forage wagon In fact, […] The post Agritechnica 2023: Ex-Claas forage wagons reborn under Fliegl banner appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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Farmer Focus: Farming policies in NZ ‘all hat and no cattle’
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by Richard Allison
3M ago
Farmers Weekly We had our triennial general election last month, and voters delivered a clear rejection of left-wing policies. With that came a crushing and humiliating defeat of the Labour Party, led until her resignation by Jacinda Adern. Swept to power by a populist wave promised to bring “transformational” polices to our nation, and re-elected by Covid-induced […] The post Farmer Focus: Farming policies in NZ ‘all hat and no cattle’ appeared first on Farmers Weekly ..read more
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