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  • Farmer Focus: Seeking crop inspiration to maximise future...

    Farmers Weekly I write this feeling somewhat footsore and weary having spent three days at the Royal Cornwall Show. I always feel lucky to be involved in a small way with a show that manages to maintain such a strong agricultural bias at its core. It‘s good to have so many local and national businesses exhibiting there and to have the opportunity for effective business and technical discussions...

  • Coastal potato growers aim to bag local market

    Three Musketeers, a £12million marketing operation known as 3Ms which trades as a mutual for six major farming businesses along the Suffolk coast, began harvesting its new potato crop on May 29 – 10 days later than last year, when weather conditions were more favourable.   The county’s potatoes, many grown in the light, sandy soils of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, supply major supermarkets up and...

  • Three Musketeers aim to put Suffolk potato on the map

    Teamwork works much better than competition when it comes to marketing potatoes. “It’s the teamwork that makes us unique,” says managing director of potato marketing business Three Musketeers Ltd, Edward Blanchard. “We [the farmers] share best practice, and that bit of competition means that in a very open way we are competing with each other on a fair basis. There’s no looking over the...

  • New precision farming tools on show at Cereals

    Farmers Weekly Two new web tools – one focused on calculating seed rates and the other on weather forecasting – were unveiled at Cereals this year to help growers maximise crop potential. Distributor Agrovista was showing off its new MapIT Pro data management tool at the event. The tool is the latest addition to Agrovista’s cloud-based agronomy management system Axis. The company’s head of...

  • New AHDB branding launched at Cereals

    New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at today’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire. This will see AHDB’s sector-focused activity delivered under six brands, AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, AHDB Dairy, AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Pork and AHDB Potatoes. Cross sector projects will be delivered as...

    10 June 2015

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