FSA Gold for MSP malting barley growers

McCreath, Simpson & Prentice, the grain merchant business within Berwick-upon-Tweed-based Simpsons Malt, has achieved gold sustainability accreditation across all 422 of its contracted malting barley suppliers across Scotland and northern England. Simpsons Malt says...

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Tight oilseeds markets rising in early 2021

The first weeks of 2021 have seen a sharp rise in oilseed prices, with the UK’s firm currency helping support the increase. Supply concerns and brisk demand around the world are behind the bullish tone. John Thorpe, senior trader oilseed rape at Openfield Agriculture...

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Horticulture votes against AHDB levy

The horticulture sector has voted against the continuation of statutory AHDB levies by a considerable margin, as a ballot on the future of the potato sector levy gets underway. The levy collects some £7 million each year. The horticulture ballot, based on one vote per...

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MD for new Branston business

The national integrated potato business Branston has appointed Richard Fell as managing director of its prepared foods team. Mr Fell has more than 22 years’ management experience in chilled food, bakery and milling businesses with companies such as Rank Hovis Milling,...

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