New maltster for AHDB cereals board

Iain Davies has been appointed to the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Board to represent the malting industry. He succeeds Bob King of Anglian Maltings in the role. Mr Davies is raw materials manager for Baird’s Malt, where he is responsible for buying approximately 300,000...

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NFU calls for 2020 arable support measures

The NFU’s annual harvest survey shows crop yields in line with the Defra provisional estimates released two weeks ago. The member survey results show that wheat and winter barley yields were 18% lower than from harvest 2019, with spring barley down 6% and oilseed rape...

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Wheat market mired in uncertainty

Political uncertainty and its potential effect on costs and currency values are affecting UK wheat trading, with buyers and sellers further apart than might be expected. “Pre-Christmas, most consumers seem comfortable with what they have bought,” Stuart Attridge,...

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Global Crop Science Centre opens in Cambridge

The Crop Science Centre, an alliance between the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge and NIAB, officially opened last week after three years planning. The Centre aims “to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers’ yields worldwide”...

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