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  • GB’s largest technical potato field event is coming up

    With up to 1000 industry visitors expected, Potatoes in Practice (PiP), sponsored by AHDB Potatoes and supported by Potato Review magazine, is the UK’s largest technical field event for the potato industry. It provides key topical technical content to hundreds of growers and industry ‘influencers’ and this year it will be held on Thursday 13th August, at the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery...

    15 July 2015

  • AHDB Potatoes all-new Strategic Potato Farm open event, 23 July 2015

    AHDB Potatoes first Strategic Potato Farm (SPot) is now established in Staffordshire. An open day takes place 23 July, 2015 so that growers can take an expert led tour around a comprehensive 20 hectare trial plot.   Each SPot farm partners for three years with a technically advanced grower innovator. The aim is to validate to the host business and to the wider potato industry the value from...

    13 July 2015

  • 5 key influences on grain price explained

    Farmers Weekly Nidera traders believe that five key catalysts can be identified as those which will influence what UK growers will get for their grain in the months and years ahead. Others will emerge. See also: Edgy market produces grain price spikes  1. Investment funds, Chicago Why? As volatility has increased in agricultural markets, so too has the desire for speculators to make a profit from...

  • Farmer Focus: Ready for another busy harvest

    Farmers Weekly It has been good to meet up with lots of friends at various events over the past few weeks, what a fantastic summer it has been for getting out and about. Let us hope the weather holds through harvest. I do enjoy hearing what is going on around the country and catching up with all the news – it is amazing how a few miles can make such a significant difference to the development of...

  • AD feedstock must prove green credentials from autumn

    Farmers Weekly Suppliers of crop-based feedstocks such as maize or grass silage to anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will have to meet strict new sustainability criteria from this autumn. Operators could face hefty financial penalties from 5 October, when existing sustainability criteria for the Renewables Obligation (RO) will be extended to claimants of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and...

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