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  1. Farm Business RSS

    Potato sector levy payers, AHDB wants you to vote

    Written by Lydia Turner Following the results of the AHDB horticulture vote this week, a ballot is now running for levy payers to vote on the whether the potato levy should continue. The ballot opens today and will run until the 17th March. AHDB are appealing to voters to favour a yes result...
  2. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    A look at alternative break crops for UK production

    This week has been a focus on alternative cropping options that can help provide returns for farm businesses. Yesterday was a look at pulses, whilst today will be alternative oilseeds, namely linseed and domestic soyabeans. The oilseed rape area has been declining each season since 2011/12 with...
  3. Hesstondriver

    Alan Bartlett Carrot growers to close

    this ones a bit of a shock 300 jobs at stake https://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/300-jobs-lost-as-factory-closes-7390888 being at the mercy of the supermarkets i guess @slim shiny - any word on the street ?
  4. AHDB Podcast RSS

    252: Potatoes ballot: Start the vote!

    252: Potatoes ballot: Start the vote! Written by AHDB Potatoes ballot is opening today, 17 February, and it will close on 17 March. In this episode Alison Levett, Potatoes Chair, discusses with Nicholas Saphir, AHDB Chair, the most important things you need to know about the ballot: who is...
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Cereals offering free early bird tickets

    Written by Lydia Turner Cereals 2021 is offering free early bird tickets to those who register before the end of March, in the hope of enabling people to look forward to a physical event. Event organiser, Alli McEntryre, explained the reasoning behind the free tickets: “Times are uncertain...
  6. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Human consumption bean market eroded by strong Aussie supplies

    Through the tail end of last year, signs were showing that strong wheat prices were eroding the premium of beans over wheat. Prices published by Defra show that, in December, the premium of feed beans over feed wheat had dropped to £25.06/t, from £41.03/t a year earlier. This was the lowest...
  7. Farm Business RSS

    Levy payer vote leaves future of AHDB Horticulture hanging in the balance

    Written by Alistair Driver More than 60% of levy payers who participated in a ballot on the future of AHDB Horticulture voted to scrap it. The dramatic results of the ballot have been passed to Ministers, who will ultimately make the final decision on the levy body’s future. The call for a...
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    AIC Reply

    Reply from AIC. Discuss. Following on from your recent correspondence to Simon Williams and your subsequent discussion. AIC have now had a chance to consider your queries in consultation with our assurance committees. AIC’s role in assurance is to uphold and maintain the standards of the feed...
  9. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Spring Grain Market Outlook - Where do we go from here?

    Following on from the autumn Grain Market Outlook Conference, the AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds Market Intelligence will be bringing you a farmer-focused outlook this spring. On Tuesday 9 March, our team of Arable market specialists will be bringing you a one hour, two-part webinar focused on some...
  10. Corteva Updates

    Yield-topping oilseed rape hybrid demonstrates breakthrough sclerotinia tolerance trait

    Yield-topping oilseed rape hybrid demonstrates breakthrough sclerotinia tolerance trait The first ever winter oilseed rape variety with a claim for tolerance to the stem disease sclerotinia has been launched by Pioneer®, the seed brand of Corteva AgriscienceTM. Hybrid PT303 Protector...
  11. AHDB Podcast RSS

    251: Pork: What effect do heavy pigs have on the SPP?

    251: Pork: What effect do heavy pigs have on the SPP? Written by AHDB This week’s guests: Jen Waters, Head of Knowledge Exchange (Pork) Duncan Wyatt, Lead Analyst (Livestock) Lauren Dimmack, Animal Health & Welfare Scientist Christine Walsh, Head of Transitional Support Felicity Rusk, Analyst...
  12. Clive

    Should the NFU hold a OMOV referendum on Red Tractor?

    A simple poll...... Should the NFU offer members a simple, democratic OMOV referendum on the on their future support / ownership and involvement in Red Tractor food ?
  13. Agriland RSS

    AHDB education programmes support home learners with food and farming resources

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) funded education schemes reached more students than ever in 2020, as the nation took to home learning in response to the pandemic. Last year, 459,609 educators downloaded just over 1.4 million free...
  14. CopperBeech

    Gurus, experts and revolutionaries.....

    Something I’ve noticed....... there seem to be a lot of people in AG who seem to pass themselves off / promote themselves as people in the know, industry experts, gurus. Generally this seems to be reinforced through social media, forums like this etc. People will tell other people that these...
  15. Farm Business RSS

    New apprenticeships set to benefit future farmers

    Written by Lydia Turner Launching this year are two brand new apprenticeships set to equip a whole new generation of farmers with a more extensive and up-to-date skillset. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have worked closely with industry to establish the criteria for...
  16. AHDB Podcast RSS

    250: Improving fertility to reduce the calving block

    250: Improving fertility to reduce the calving block Written by AHDB In this episode Knowledge Exchange Manager Shirley Macmillan talks to autumn block calver George Wade from Honeypot Farm about what changes he made to his mating programme following an online fertility workshop, and whether...
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    Dr Christine Jones

    Watched a webinar hosted gratefully by Oakbank Seeds with Dr Chistine Jones on Biological pathways to Carbon soil enrichent. she indicated that crop residues (stubble, straw and above ground debris) contributed only a tiny amount to soil Carbon, with most lost to the atmosphere as CO2. Root...
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    Cancel your NFU membership now

    There’s loads of threads about Red Tractor and within them loads of moans about various quangos within all the Ag sectors. Guys and Gals for christ sake just cancel your NFU memberships tonight. Send emails to you local secretary informing them you are cancelling because of the likes of Red...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    Composite products containing ingredients from animal origins to require new Export Health Certificate

    Written by Iain Hoey A new model Export Health Certificate (EHC) will come into force on 21 April 2021, which will impact the export of composite products containing products of animal origin (POAO) as an ingredient, such as lasagne, pork pies, and pepperoni pizza. Under the new regulation...
  20. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Where next for fertiliser prices?

    Looking back over the past 17 years, there is a strong correlation between value of Chicago maize futures (nearby, in sterling) and the value of UK produced ammonia nitrate. This is not overly surprising if we use maize prices as a proxy for the supply and demand situation globally. High...
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