The first official estimate of winter cereal plantings for the 2018 harvest points to a further decline in the winter cereal area with more land devoted to oilseed rape and spring cereals. Pulse crop plantings could be 6% lower.
The AIC’s Agribusiness 2017 conference – Driving today’s agricultural revolution – held at Peterborough last week was opened by AIC chairman Nick Major. He noted the trade’s “duty to make Brexit work, supported by R&D investment with the Agritech Strategy now up and running”.
National crop marketing co-operative United Oilseeds Producers has reported 2% increased profitability on 6.5% higher turnover from its latest full year of trading, despite a sustained fall in the UK’s oilseed area.