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Last word – A future without subsidies?

Amidst the ever-increasing confusion surrounding Brexit, life goes on as normal. For the majority of farmers that means producing crops at a higher cost/t than they’re selling for. According to the latest Farm Business Survey figures, it’s a very salient fact that, when all costs are factored in, the average arable farm lost £34 on […]

Cereals 2017 – Prepare for 2020 and innovate

Cereals 2017 was an opportunity for the 20,000 or so visitors who attended to prepare their businesses for Brexit, and to glimpse innovations set to pave the way. CPM gleans the political direction and gathers the advice on offer. There’s an opportunity for us to embrace technology. By Tom Allen-Stevens and Lucy de la Pasture […]

Markets – Brace yourself for Brexit.

With the date now set for Britain leaving the EU, arable farmers may be among the first to feel the effect it may have on markets. CPM assesses the likely impact. The UK could be facing currently unknown barriers to trade with the EU. By Tom Allen-Stevens Before you pick up the phone to your […]

Conference – Bring on Brexit

Grab the opportunities that Brexit has to offer and look forward to the future, even if that means the loss of subsidies and a re-structuring of your businesses. CPM reports from a recent conference, organised by Väderstad. There’s so much opportunity for the hungry. By Louise Impey Farming should be able to stand on its […]

Fertiliser prices following Brexit

With the full impact of the Brexit vote still unknown, David Mitchell, Wynnstay Fertiliser Manager, looks at the immediate and possible long-term implications for the fertiliser market and farm businesses. “We’d been enjoying a competitive new season price, but the outcome of the vote caused an immediate reaction, with terms being withdrawn from every supplier. […]

Fertiliser prices following Brexit

Talking tilth – Are you a thought leader?

It’s been quite entertaining seeing the politics unravel since Brexit – our politicians are running around trying desperately to behave somewhere in between The West Wing and House of Cards but actually doing a very good impression of The Benny Hill Show.   I’m not going to begin to speculate on developments, because at the […]