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Farm rents must fall as basic payment is phased out

The farmland market must take into account declining basic payments, says Fen Tiger

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We must ALL learn to live with volatility

We live in uncertain times. Dangerously uncertain, in fact, especially when it comes to farming, food prices, and financial inflation.

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William’s story

With so much uncertainty in the farming world today, it’s sometimes good to listen to my old friend William. He is 90-years-old and still wonders where we are all going.

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Better returns needed to combat ag-inflation

Farm input costs are rising much faster than food prices – piling pressure on farm incomes, according to the latest ag-inflation figures.

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Sugar beet needs sweeter future

Recent years have seen much debate about the pros and cons of growing sugar beet. And with wheat prices nudging £300/t, many growers will be wondering whether there is still a place for beet in their rotation.

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Runaway farm prices are nightmare stuff

Few people will have seen prices rise as rapidly as they have in recent months – and that goes for farm inputs as well as farm outputs.

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Clear view needed on farmyard manure

“This month promises to be an especially busy time for farming. Fieldwork ramps up as more land becomes fit to travel after winter – and we are due a particularly important government announcement.”

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In the end, it all comes down to money

The latest opinion piece from editor Johann Tasker

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Challenging year – but best will still do well

A trio of challenges greets farmers at the start of 2022 – making the beginning of this year one of the most uncertain in recent times.

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Catch 2022?

Catch 2022?

Opinion 04/01/2022

High fuel and fertiliser prices could yet decide farming fortunes this year, says Fen Tiger.

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