With a distinct lack of representative grain samples, quality testing is paramount to avoid rejections

November 1st 2020

Following such a difficult growing season, and with field mycotoxins causing further issues, silos are full of grain with varying profiles while sellers are none-the-wiser. A volatile market and contract disputes unfortunately tend to go hand-in-hand, comments Openfield’s head of compliance, shipping and research, Cecilia Pryce (pictured right). This season’s problematic growing season has left […]

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Accurate and comprehensive data collection is vital when it comes to trading confidence

October 1st 2020

Domestic data needs to be improved if the UK is to grow and trade successfully, while soil condition and crop nutrition are the buzzwords for fertiliser planning and purchase. Weather extremes are becoming almost a daily event, but play havoc with global cereal prices, says Openfield’s head of compliance, shipping and research, Cecilia Pryce. In […]

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Better buying, better selling – Tools to tackle the turmoil

September 8th 2020

Few harvests in living memory have brought such upheaval upon growers as this one. With further uncertainty on grain markets in months and years to come, CPM speaks with Openfield about how to manage it. It’s critical cashflow doesn’t dictate your grain marketing, especially this year. By Tom Allen-Stevens, editor of CPM Magazine. If you’re […]

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Introducing Our Brand New App and Alexa Skill

September 7th 2020

We’re really pleased to announce the launch our brand-new App and a new way to interact with the smart speaker Alexa. Our new App includes many favourites from Insight including access to contracts, loading schedules, Track My Truck, Futures prices, a handy new chat function and our seed selector. New Openfield App Accessible on a tablet or […]

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Looking to the future, can growers keep up with the ever-increasing demand for cereals

September 1st 2020

Despite this being one of the most frustrating harvests for years, records have been broken in terms of both supply and demand – but import pricing will be a delicate balancing act. The latest USDA report shows a global combined wheat and maize crop some 60.55m metric tonnes larger than last year’s – another record-breaking crop. What the […]

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Lack of reliable data exposes cracks in supposed average UK yield and quality figures

August 3rd 2020

Harvest is in full force but, with such variation in growing conditions and varieties over the last few years, caution is strongly advised when looking at the figures for the upcoming marketing season. As harvest progresses around the northern hemisphere, I’m beginning to wonder if the words ‘average’ and ‘normal’ should be used when describing […]

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