Following the prolonged wet weather and the associated difficulties for farmers, Frontier has made a temporary adjustment to Humber Gold membership terms, making average moisture contracts available to more farmers supplying the new Vivergo bioethanol plant.
Until now, average moisture payments have been an additional club benefit only available to farmers committing to 10 loads. However, with immediate effect and until further notice all new and renewing members will immediately qualify for average moisture when signing up for just 4 loads (the minimum commitment for all members).
Mike Ayers, club manager for Frontier, explains: "It's tough out there for arable farmers at the moment and this adjustment is one way Frontier has identified to help. With smaller crops, and ongoing poor weather, this temporary adjustment will help our customers continue to qualify for member benefits without overstretching themselves in terms of the amount of grain they commit. Humber Gold benefits can help farmers manage their business more efficiently, for example through these average moisture contracts. This adjustment will mean the benefits of supplying this huge new wheat consumer are still accessible to most farmers - not just those managing larger farm businesses."