Extreme weather and rocketing input costs have hit confidence to invest in farm businesses – at least in the short-term, reveals an NFU survey.
Winter crops face many challenges with saturated soils and poor establishment impacting spring prospects – but growers can at least take comfort that the threat posed by slugs has eased.
Senior pig analyst Stephen Howarth, who works within the BPEX section of AHDB, has been appointed to the new position of market specialist manager within the levy body’s Market Intelligence Division.
An expected plateau in farm incomes during 2013 means agriculture must concentrate on the basics to preserve margins, a leading banker has warned.
Growers still waiting autumn crops should check the latest safe sowing dates for winter wheat varieties before switching to spring cropping, advises NIAB TAG.
As another year begins many are still looking to complete the autumn drilling campaign, writes Richard Overthrow
Market uncertainty means we all need to minimise our exposure to risk, writes Jeremy Cole.
The HGCA has announced four appointments to its crop committees, responsible for assessing and recommending new seed varieties to the Recommended List Board.
Organisers of Open Farm Sunday hope to encourage more farmers than ever before to take part in the 2013, which takes place on 9 June.
Dairy farmers should avoid cutting back nutrients so much it reduces herd performance, says feed supplement supplier Ufac.