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Following concerns over health and safety, most farms are expected to undertake their own grain sampling this season. Alice Dyer finds out how to obtain an accurate sample that will aid the best marketing decisions.
Uncertainty around Russian and US wheat prospects for harvest 2021 has driven UK and global wheat prices higher as speculative investors turn their attention to agricultural commodities and China makes big purchases.
Despite everything that has been thrown at them in terms of adverse weather and Covid-19 restrictions, it seems from an early estimate that Scottish farmers may have produced their biggest harvest for 10 years.
It has been a disappointing start to sugar beet harvest for Lincolnshire grower, Tilly Ireland who began lifting the 280-hectare crop slightly early after the Newark British Sugar factory opened on September 22.