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Not all grain pools are the same

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Selling via pools helps to take away some of the risk associated with trading in an open market. They can form a key part of your grain marketing stra...
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Market report - 25th October 2018

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World markets US wheat futures have traded down to six-week lows. This is partly due to poor US export figures but, for the most part, is lead by poli...
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Post-maize opportunities

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Over the last five-to-six years, it's been clear to see an ever-increasing area of maize being grown across the UK. Maize has a number of production u...
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Market report - 24th September 2018

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World markets: Chicago wheat futures closed slightly lower on Friday but still showed a net gain of 2% on the week. After starting lower early last we...
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What to do now as we approach the beet lifting season?

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Crop differences Planting of the 2018 beet crop was delayed by wet soils, with most crops going into the ground in April. Ironically, what happened ne...
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Market report - 18th September 2018

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World markets: US wheat futures continued to slide yesterday. The fund sell off that started with the USDA report last Wednesday night has continued i...
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Market report - 13th September 2018

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World markets: US wheat dropped sharply after yesterday's United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report; corn numbers were the biggest driver ...
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The value of straw

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This blog was first featured as an article in the September issue of Three Counties Farmer With the frailties of an uncertain future post-Brexit combi...
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Don’t lose sight of tuber blight management in the run-up to harvest of stored maincrops

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2018 has thrown a range of challenges at potato growers and agronomists, such that blight control has increasingly taken a back seat as the season has...
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Market report - 4th September 2018

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World Markets: The US was closed yesterday for their Labor Day holiday, but traded lower on the overnight session following news from Russia that coun...
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Market report - 3rd September 2018

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World Markets: US wheat started last week lower, pressured by funds exiting long positions in wheat. However, midweek saw some support come back into ...
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What’s the impact of removing straw?

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While rain has now fallen in most regions, the recent hot weather has significantly impacted grass growth meaning, unfortunately, many dairy farmers w...
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Market report - 29th August 2018

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World Markets US wheat has been falling sharply this week. Yesterday, losses were smaller but direction was still downwards. US funds had built up sig...
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Market report - 14th August 2018

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  World Markets US wheat fell yesterday following the negative impact of Friday's bearish USDA report. The USDA was expected to reduce global whe...
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Market report - 8th August 2018

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World Markets US wheat closed slightly lower yesterday, seeing some profit after the recent strong gains. The US winter wheat harvest was put at 90% c...
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Are you thinking about companion crops?

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​ Well, harvest is flying! Crops are in the barn much earlier than usual which gives us more time to think about how best to tackle oilseed rape estab...
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Weathering the weather

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Cultivation and drilling strategy for 2018/19 Weather, a subject always of interest to farmers, seems more topical than ever. Today's 'drought summit'...
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Market report - 1st August 2018

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World markets US wheat continued its rally yesterday, taking gains up to circa £22/t from the lows of July. Throughout the month of July crop concerns...
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Frontrunner - 27th July 2018

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WHEAT  Volatile UK wheat prices In reaction to further cuts to European wheat crop estimates, speculative trading and consumer short covering lif...
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Trial new wheat varieties before making commitment

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  This blog was first featured as an article in the July issue of Three Counties Farmer For many arable farmers, July is always a month of prepar...
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