Weak sterling pushes up UK wheat prices

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Written by Jamie Day

Wheat prices have firmed sharply in recent days, driven by a sharp fall in the pound, with extra impetus provided by demand from the food industry as it rushes to satisfy consumers stocking up for a coronavirus lockdown. Alastair Pawsey, trader at Harlow Agricultural Merchants, explained that there is interest from flour millers, who want […]

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Shropshire farmers plant 4,000 trees in anticipation of ELMS changes

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Written by Billy Wickham

Farmers in Shropshire have planted nearly 4,000 native trees after Severn Trent gave out tree-packs at two local events, to test engagement and appetite for tree planting on marginal land.

Dr. Alex Cooke, Severn Trent senior catchment scientist, explained that due to such a high level of take-up from farmers, the water company is now looking into rolling out the scheme...