Currency and weather keep oilseeds market uncertain

Currency uncertainty, with Brexit deal talk sending the pound up, along with weather woes around the world, crushers who aren’t eager to buy and farmers who are too busy to sell, is keeping the market for rapeseed subdued. “Sterling’s strength is not helping, with the...

EU votes to ban outdoor neonic use by end 2018

The EU is supporting a total ban on the three neonicotinoid active ingredients already under restrictions for use on flowering crops. The move follows a scientific review that concluded that the outdoor use of these insecticides harms bees. Manufacturers and trade bodies have criticised the decision, and the fact it was reached before a legal hearing on the validity of the existing restrictions.