Farmland values stabilise despite Brexit uncertainty

New data from Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, shows that bare arable farmland values in the UK registered a marginal increase of 0.5% between Q1 and Q2 of 2018, and now average £8,961 per hectare. The company suggests that although land values fell by...

No deal Brexit “hugely disruptive” to UK agrifood

The Government’s first advisory papers on a “no deal Brexit” point to agricultural regulation carrying on as before in the UK during the interim period, save for organic feed and food trading which would be subject to some delays. But the NFU warns that the organic...

AHDB calculator to prepare for Brexit

The AHDB has launched an online calculator to help farmers and growers understand how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios. The Brexit Impact Calculator is part of a wider suite of practical business tools unveiled by the AHDB to help farmers review...

Wheat market slowed by logistics and lack of urgency

The UK wheat market has slowed down with the approaching holiday season making simple logistics like finding lorries for transport more difficult, while currency moves make price developments uncertain and there is little pressure on sellers to move supplies. Longer...

Comment: Gove can’t have it both ways

The Brexit negotiations have reached a point where the vague promises of the Leave campaign have met reality, not least on the Irish border question. But Defra minister Michael Gove still appears to believe he can “have his cake and eat it” with high UK production...