Crop establishment prices

mountfarm

Member
I think some people are going mad. Fertilisers through the roof. Crop gross margins are falling yet I’m seeing people out with ploughs, power harrows, disc/tine combinations, presses. They are burning thousands of litres of fuel and the wearing metal cost must be terrible.
I’ve seen one local guy, subsoil then run a sumo trio, then two passes with a press, before vaderstad drilling then rolling. It’s Sandy loam soil and now looks like the Sahara desert.
 

tr250

Member
Location
Northants
I think some people are going mad. Fertilisers through the roof. Crop gross margins are falling yet I’m seeing people out with ploughs, power harrows, disc/tine combinations, presses. They are burning thousands of litres of fuel and the wearing metal cost must be terrible.
I’ve seen one local guy, subsoil then run a sumo trio, then two passes with a press, before vaderstad drilling then rolling. It’s Sandy loam soil and now looks like the Sahara desert.
Never underestimate the enjoyment factor of farming. Arable farmers have had a boring wet couple of years it’s nice to get out and burn some fuel in the sunshine
 
Well sown is half grown remember and it could be argued that with margins getting tighter it's even more important to get every acre performing to it's very best. Also a lot of damage has been done to soils this last couple of years so now is a perfect time to remedy that.

It’s so hard here we can’t get a subsoiler in the ground so have given up. 0.5 inches of rain since early august.
 

GeorgeK

Member
Location
Leicestershire
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Margins getting tighter with milling wheat at £210/t and feed barley at £166/t? Yes that is a puzzle.....

Nitrogen £400/t
Glyphosate scarce
Fuel up
Machinery prices up
Last two years of poor yields so no surplus cash about
Seed prices up
Can’t spread organic generally free manure in the autumn
No viable break crop
Subsidy reducing
Gov that want to import food and turn this country into a carbon producing nation so they can sell carbon credits and set a precedent.

Yep it’s all looking great 😂
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
Nitrogen £400/t
Glyphosate scarce
Fuel up
Machinery prices up
Last two years of poor yields so no surplus cash about
Seed prices up
Can’t spread organic generally free manure in the autumn
No viable break crop
Subsidy reducing
Gov that want to import food and turn this country into a carbon producing nation so they can sell carbon credits and set a precedent.

Yep it’s all looking great 😂
If you’ve been in farming long enough you’ve probably see similar circumstances that look hopeless Yet farms still carry on. Some get discouraged and quit some can’t financially continue but someone takes that farm on and makes a living from it. I must admit I’m glad I don’t have to deal with the rules and regulations there now. Sad to see that Britain was once at the forefront of agriculture and was encouraged to produce more back in the 50s and 60s.
now the government want to use generations of hard graft to suck up to the rest of the world with buy One get one free carbon credit . Talk about back stabbing barstools
 
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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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