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Take extra care with field operations this spring

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The rain we've experienced over the last year has left many areas very wet and soil more vulnerable to damage. A planned and careful approach to sprin...
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Frontrunner - 17th January 2020

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WHEAT China/US trade deal - positive or not for US wheat markets? US wheat futures markets continued to rally earlier this week, reaching 14-month hig...
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Market report - 15th January 2019

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​ Oilseeds – UK prices supported on the back of sterling movement As sterling continues to fall, ex farm rapeseed prices in the UK remain supported. M...
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Frontrunner - 10th January 2020

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WHEAT A strong start to 2020 The world wheat market took a bullish turn over the festive season and that trend has continued during the first full tra...
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Frontrunner - 20th December 2019

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WHEAT DEFRA confirm UK crop size This week the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published its final UK wheat area, yield and...
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Market report - 18th December 2019

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Market climbs despite volatile currency UK wheat markets were buoyed by strong domestic demand and optimism around global trade this week, with May '2...
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Frontrunner - 13th December 2019

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WHEAT Sterling firmer on election result Sterling reacted positively to the UK election result, gaining up to 2% versus the euro as the Conservatives ...
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Polysulphate fertilisers could give pulse growers a spring boost

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Sulphur is a key component of successful crop production; as important as nitrogen when it comes to planning nutrient applications. A multi-nutrient s...
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Market report - 11th December 2019

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Oilseeds – USDA has little impact while forecasts increase 2020 crop The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published their latest report ...
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HLS agreement extension? Think before you sign...

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If you are one of the many farmers with a Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreement from Natural England that is due to expire, it's likely that you wi...
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Frontrunner - 6th December 2019

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WHEAT US market loses last week's gains US wheat futures from the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) put on an impressive performance at the end of last we...
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Market report - 4th December 2019

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Despite a lack of fresh dynamic market drivers, US wheat futures have seen volatile trade over the past three trading days following their Thanksgivin...
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The route to recovery

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Over recent weeks, from growers to advisors, we have all been doing our very best when it comes to taking an optimistic view when it comes to crossing...
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Frontrunner - 29th November 2019

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WHEAT Weather and trade underpin EU wheat markets This week French wheat futures rallied to highs not seen since mid July. The strong EU export pace c...
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Market report - 27th November 2019

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Delayed EU drilling campaign shapes global market values and crop forecasts America's benchmark CBOT traded almost 16 cents firmer on Monday, mainly d...
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Frontrunner - 22nd November 2019

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WHEAT Weather woes continue to impact on wheat crops Official figures from France illustrate the issues that the current weather pattern is having on ...
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Spring crop switch? Seeking information now will increase options

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We've experienced a quite extraordinary start to the cropping year and as I look at news reports showing land under water I can only imagine the exten...
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Market report - 21st November 2019

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Wheat markets firm on the back of strong export demand and weather concerns North Africa remained an active buyer, with Tunisia buying 75,000 tonnes e...
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Frontrunner - 15th November 2019

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WHEAT Russia takes back Egypt trade Russian wheat exporters regained their competitive edge this week, securing significant sales to Egypt for deliver...
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'Precision conservation'

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'Precision conservation' is a relatively new phrase within our collective businesses and, as such, it is right to ask the question: What does it actua...
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