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Four years on from the aftermath of the Boxing Day floods, Richard Bramley, who farms 200ha at Kelfield, near Selby, North Yorkshire, has once again been watching 20ha of his promising winter wheat crop disappear under water
Almost 50 years on from the closure of the Scottish sugar beet factory in Cupar, a Rural Innovation Support Service group is aiming to look into the feasibility and steps required to re-establish the crop in eastern Scotland.
NFU president Minette Batters has urged the Government to think responsibly about the impact land taken out of food production can have on farm businesses, following the prime minister’s confirmation HS2 will be built.
What to watch: 2020 wheat production estimates remain difficult to predict, but it is clear we will need to import a huge tonnage. The spread between UK and Continental prices will remain the key metric to monitor.
The co-operative structure was ideally suited to help farmers make the most of the data they collect, according to speakers at the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) annual conference (Thursday Jan 30).
An international group of scientists, led by Rothamsted Research and the John Innes Centre, has opened its door to healthier wheat varieties, after pinpointing genes responsible for the dietary fibre content of flour.
Amid short supplies and high prices for spring bean seed, following a season when many winter crops have not been sown or have failed to establish, some growers are asking how late winter beans can be sown.