WEATHER DICTATES HARVEST OUTCOME
With the new harvest imminent in many of the main crop producing countries in the world growers and traders will be paying close attention to the...

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As businesses across the UK attempt to plan for the effects of the forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union, trade bodies within every sector...

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TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
The challenge of maintaining a healthy rural environment while operating a profitable farm business is one of the big issues for the local agri-food...

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US report drives protein markets
World protein prices are being driven up rapidly as the financial fund buyers have surged back into the commodity markets. Funds moved from near...

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Update on EU regulation
Farm commissioner Phil Hogan has declared his commitment to reducing the red tape which is slowly enveloping agriculture in the EU. This will be...

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FIRMER FEEL TO FEED MARKETS
Traders have been surprised by the activity of fund buyers in driving commodity prices upwards in recent weeks in spite of plentiful supplies of the...

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FUNDS FARMERS AND VOLATILITY
Northern Irelands Farmers will have been pleased to receive the lion’s share of their single farm payment in recent days. The weakness of sterling...

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Weather Hits Soya Harvest
A couple of weeks can make a big difference to global commodity markets and the predictions of a record soya crop in South America reported in this...

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GM – Sentiment or Science?
The decision of the Assembly Environmental Minister to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the Province doesn’t have any immediate...

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TIME TO SAMPLE SOILS
With the 1st of February signalling the start of slurry spreading most farmers will still have a chance to collect and analyse some soil samples...

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THE VALUE OF GOOD ADVICE
Attention to detail and sound advice are among the key ingredients of a successful dairy business today according to producer Seamus Lappin who farms...

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Weak market for commodities
Feed materials are sharing in the general torpor of the global commodity markets as plentiful supply meets limited demand from consumers. The bumper...

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Feed Markets
The global commodity market is no place for the faint hearted – as dramatic swings in the world financial indexes throw everything into a spin.  The...

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