Worldwide yield predictions are unreliable – the only true measure is the data that follows after the combines leave the field

August 1st 2021

While topline figures indicate a record figure in terms of global crop numbers, proving this data is becoming harder, which leads to volatility – so understanding the market is vital. By the time many of you read this, I would hope that the combines are humming across most of the UK. You, like every farmer […]

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Harvest is right around the corner, and the importance of taking representative samples safely is paramount

July 1st 2021

With farmers now responsible for taking their own samples, and concern around lack of HGV drivers impacting haulage pricing, there’s a lot of uncertainty to navigate in the upcoming months. With talk about what the new normal may look like, we may all have to transit there over some rocky roads before we get to […]

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Better buying, better selling – Little steps to a potential big profit

June 9th 2021

Record values for oilseed rape this spring must provoke a bittersweet response for many growers. But doing the little things could make the crop a big earner on farm again. CPM seeks advice. By Mike Abram, CPM Magazine. As oilseed rape prices broke record after record in May, it would be understandable if more growers had […]

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To take advantage of the high grain prices, be the best farmer you can be to ensure service and quality

June 1st 2021

The current global grain market is a tricky beast, and with maize demand requiring significant import levels, the hope is that UK consumers will refocus on domestic grains – which means attention to detail is key in order to avoid claims or rejections. With grain prices at such high levels relative to previous years, my […]

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Openfield and Roger Warnes Transport get IT right

May 30th 2021

Openfield Group Limited, the British farmer-owned co-operative, has successfully worked together with Roger Warnes Transport to integrate two IT systems which benefit both businesses and Openfield’s farmer customers. As a result of this integration Roger Warnes Transport can use their own IT systems and driver tracking App to provide Openfield with live and accurate data […]

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Strategic stock building could result from concerns around shipping and cash flow problems

May 3rd 2021

Covid-19 could have a long-term impact on grain imports and exports, while politics and policies are also making worldwide waves. Dry weather is affecting nutrient applications across the UK. The global pandemic has taught us all much about what we believe is important, but governments across the world are now trying to identify their future […]

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