Uncertainty buffets quiet wheat market

Uncertainty, as currency is moved up and down by political uncertainty over Brexit, is leading to a quiet UK wheat market. “It’s so thin,” Stuart Attridge, trader at Harlow Agricultural Merchants observed. “You come in one morning thinking this has all gone far enough...

Industrial demand fuels wheat market

Demand for wheat in the North East, particularly for industrial uses and particularly for the region’s two big ethanol plants (now both on stream), means the big regional variation in the price of feed wheat is persisting. Uncertainty in international relations has...

Ex ForFarmers director for AHDB sector board

Tony Bell, who retired from his role as raw materials director at feed manufacturer ForFarmers last year, has been appointed to the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Sector Board from next month.  Since leaving ForFarmers, he has devoted his time to the 250 hectare...

South American weather and currency drives oilseed market

The domestic rapeseed market remains in a stand-off, with soya more attractive to crushers and farmers not feeling under pressure to sell at current levels. South American crop condition is an issue for the markets, with Argentina being watched closely, while currency...

AHDB guide to biostimulants

A new publication from the AHDB considers biostimulants and their potential for use in UK cereal and oilseed rape production. The term “biostimulants” covers anything added to a plant or soil to stimulate natural processes and benefit crops, excluding fertilising or...