Oilseeds market holds up as crop estimates cut

Rapeseed growers are reluctant sellers in a market that looks set to be less well supplied than last year, with reduced production in some European countries cancelling out at least some of the seed carried over. But imports of finished biodiesel or oil for processing...

Uncertainty keeps oilseed trade hand to mouth

A volatile oilseeds market is beset by uncertainties ranging from South American weather to European biofuels policy. With supply in coming months looking generous, buyers are sticking to satisfying their near term needs. “Crushers are only buying hand to mouth...

AHDB RLs 2018/19 see net loss of 5 varieties

The AHDB Recommended Lists (RLs) for cereals and oilseeds 2018/19 feature 22 new varieties – five each for winter wheat, winter barley and winter oilseed rape; three spring barleys and spring oat varieties and a single winter oat. The lists see the removal of 27...

Don’t ‘wait and see’ on Brexit, advises AHDB

Arable farmers need to plan now for a post-Brexit world and make sure they’re achieving the level of efficiency needed to keep them viable. What they mustn’t do is “wait and see,” delegates to Wednesday’s AHDB Grain Market Outlook conference heard. Yorkshire grower...

Spring barley area up 15% for 2017 – Defra

Provisional results from Defra’s June Survey of Agriculture confirm a record English spring barley area at 478,000ha, 15% up on 2016 and the highest in records going back to 1997. The oilseed rape crop is 4% down at 522,000ha; wheat drops 3% to 1.64Mha and winter...