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Latest active farmer CAP rules will come as an 'enormous relief' to many

Latest active farmer CAP rules will come as an 'enormous relief' to many
22-12-2014 02:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
EU to recover €102m of CAP expenditure from member states
A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, ...
22-12-2014 02:48 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
Latest active farmer CAP rules will come as an 'enormous relief' to many
The latest rules covering the ability of genuine farmers and growers to claim payments under Basic Payment Scheme from 2015 will come as a 'big relief...
22-12-2014 02:35 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
CAP definition of 'active farmer' causing distress
The RPA have published their last CAP reform countdown leaflet. This gives further detail on various issues of the forthcoming Basic Payment Scheme. ...
19-12-2014 01:48 AM | Finance, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
2014: A year of CAP reform preparations and volatile prices
2014 has been a year of learning and preparation for farmers ahead of the introduction of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is now almos...
18-12-2014 11:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
'Huge issues' with Russian grain export licences
EU grains closed mixed, but with wheat marching on to fresh highs for the move on the developing Russian situation. Paris wheat came within a whisker ...
18-12-2014 11:23 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Wheat market closes with strong gains amid Russia turmoil
Soycomplex Beans closed with small gains at the end of a two-sided session. A trade delegation of Chinese buyers in Chicago were reported to have s...
18-12-2014 10:59 AM | Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
Be prepared for spring fertiliser applications, advises UK's leading supplier
Arable and grassland farmers should ensure that they have adequate supplies of fertiliser in store this winter to avoid being caught out in the event ...
18-12-2014 01:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russian grain exports withdraw until rouble stabilises
EU grains were mixed, with wheat trading higher on further Russian jitters. Paris wheat closed at its highest levels since May. The day ended with ...
18-12-2014 01:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Gossip abound over Russia grain export restrictions
Soycomplex Beans closed lower on concerns about the Chinese economy and with a weaker Brazilian real heading bearish influences. The latter trigger...
18-12-2014 01:27 AM | Cattle, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Arable
Welsh beef producers under pressure from fragile market
The current fragile state of specialist beef production was highlighted at a recent NFU meeting when it was reported that the number of beef cattle, o...
17-12-2014 00:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US corn harvest report indicates record crop
The overall quality of the United States’ 2014 corn crop was good, with 88 percent of samples rating at grade No. 2 or better, according to the U.S. G...
16-12-2014 16:27 PM | Arable
Spray window open for Kerb or ASTROKerb
There is still plenty of time to apply the residual herbicides ASTROKerb or Kerb Flo 500 in oilseed rape as the spray window doesn’t close until the e...
16-12-2014 11:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU cereal yields above five-year average, says EU Commission
EU grains finished the day higher, with Jan 15 London wheat up GBP2.25/tonne to GBP132.25/tonne; Jan 15 Paris wheat was EUR1.25/tonne firmer at EUR190...
16-12-2014 10:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU winter wheat conditions 'take turn for the worse'
Soycomplex Beans closed around 7 to 8 cents lower. Weekly export inspections were 1.82 MMT, down from 2.2 MMT a week ago, but still a decent volume...
16-12-2014 09:56 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, Market Reports
Upsurge in pulse crop growing prompts further roadshows
An upsurge of interest for pulse crop growing in the spring has prompted the further spread of the popular PGRO Pulse Roadshows for 2015. An addit...
EnviTec Biogas UK shows AD on a growth curve at Energy Now
High performance plant, a commitment to technology and innovation, a highly-trained service team operating nationwide and a strong balance sheet are j...
15-12-2014 01:17 AM | NFU, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Simplification of CAP 'top priority for 2015'
Simplification of CAP is a 'top priority for 2015' according to farming union leaders who met recently with the new European Commissioner for Agricult...
12-12-2014 03:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Potato Council conference tackles key industry concerns
The recent Seed Industry Event held in Crieff on 25 November 2014 did not shy away from discussing some of the top concerns that our industry has. PCN...
UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey
Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...
10-12-2014 09:25 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
USDA could lower projected wheat exports
Soycomplex Beans ended with fairly modest 5-6 cents gains ahead of the release tomorrow's USDA WASDE report. That is expected to reflect the curren...
10-12-2014 09:22 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
EU wheat down as Russia declines to discuss grain restrictions
EU grains closed mostly lower, with wheat down after the Russian Deputy PM said that the subject of possible grain export restrictions hadn't even bee...
10-12-2014 01:40 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
'Light at the end of the tunnel' for UK farming sector
Volatile markets will continue affecting many agricultural businesses in the short term, but with continued growth in both global population levels an...
10-12-2014 01:19 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Why are we using asphalt in silage clamps?
Why are they using Asphalt in Silage clamps for concrete protection? Asphalt contains Dioxins which is harmful to humans and should not be used in ...
09-12-2014 09:00 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Russia emerging as active grain sellers
EU grains finished a choppy two-sided start to the week mostly higher. At the close Jan 15 London wheat was up GBP1.10/tonne to GBP130.10/tonne, Ja...
09-12-2014 01:17 AM | Finance, News, Arable, Cereal, Crops
RPA 'must stay focused' as it makes record payments
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has already surpassed last year's performance on Single Payment Single (SPS) by making more payments than ever before ...
08-12-2014 08:58 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Government CAP plans 'will fall short' of expectations
Many nations in Europe are toiling with implementing the new CAP arrangements, according to UK farming union officials. NFU Scotland’s President Ni...
04-12-2014 09:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU frameworks 'hindering agricultural productivity'
European agricultural productivity is being 'affected by the current EU regulatory framework', farming representatives were told as they gathered in B...
04-12-2014 00:59 AM | Property News, CLA, Crops, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cattle, Cereal
Autumn Statement: What it means for farmers
The freezing of fuel duty for a further year, exempting apprenticeships from national insurance, and a further extension to small business rate relief...
03-12-2014 01:14 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Farmers urged to respond to European crop consultation
The Crop Protection Association (CPA) has called on farmers and the wider agricultural industry to respond to an important European consultation which...
03-12-2014 00:52 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Potential problems with Russia fuelling latest grain rally
EU grains closed mostly higher again, with Jan 15 London wheat up GBP0.70/tonne at GBP132.50/tonne, Jan 15 Paris wheat jumped EUR4.00/tonne at EUR188....
03-12-2014 00:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps to new highs
Soycomplex Beans ended barely changed. Weekly export inspections were large at 1.85 MMT, although figures like this are now almost becoming routine...
02-12-2014 08:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
CAP advice available for livestock farmers at Smithsfield Festival
Vital Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) information on greening and how new and young farmers can receive payments will be available for livestock farm...
02-12-2014 01:47 AM | Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Arable
Falling prices rock farm stability as RPA promise early payments
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced the values of entitlements for the three English regions under the 2014 Single Payment Scheme (SPS). ...
01-12-2014 01:09 AM | Crops, Finance, News, Arable, Cereal
Russia grain tariff 'raises eyebrows'
EU grains opened in the red, following a slump in crude oil values, which staged their own "Black Friday" by falling to to 4-year lows after OPEC's de...
01-12-2014 00:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
CropTec wows visitors and exhibitors
CropTec 2014 had a positive reaction with visitors delighted by its mix of technical information and new technology on show and exhibitors impressed b...
28-11-2014 09:27 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Property News, Renewables
'Unanswered questions' remain over Countryside Scheme
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme will contribute around £900 million to rural businesses to help them improve the countryside environment. Many infl...
26-11-2014 09:41 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia forecasting low grain crop, rouble weakness
EU grains closed mostly higher, with London wheat closing above GBP130/tonne and Paris wheat over EUR180/tonne for the first time on a front month sin...
26-11-2014 02:05 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers 'should now know the rules' as Defra clarifies CAP issues
Further clarification of some of the more controversial elements of the new Common Agricultural Policy has been issued by Defra ahead of its introduct...
25-11-2014 09:30 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Germany bulk of wheat business, Friday trade likely to be thin
Soycomplex Beans and meal drifted lower, despite strong weekly export inspections (again) for the former of 2.784 MMT and the USDA announcing 235 T...
25-11-2014 08:53 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
UK sowing conditions 'excellent', EU grains trade firmer
EU grains traded mostly firmer, doing their best to ignore weakness in the overnight US globex markets, possibly in the belief that European wheat pri...
24-11-2014 01:57 AM | Crops, News, Shows and Events, Arable, Cereal
Arable challenges discussed at NFU conference
Arable farmers in Wales had the opportunity to learn more about overcoming some of the challenges facing the sector earlier this week, thanks to a joi...
21-11-2014 03:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Corn market closes with double digit losses; not a good week for wheat
Soycomplex Beans and meal fell hard, closing more or less at session lows. "Market sentiment seems to be shifting to one of risk reduction with Dec...
19-11-2014 08:40 AM | Cereal, Crops, News, Slurry and Irrigation, Arable
Farmer survey highlights loss of azole fungicide fears
A new farmer survey demonstrates that farmers and growers have real concerns regarding the potential loss of azole fungicides. In a recent survey o...
18-11-2014 09:31 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
EU grains close mostly mixed; Sterling falls to lowest level
EU grains closed mostly mixed amidst a general lack of fresh news. Sterling weakness was again a supportive factor for London wheat, not that there's ...
17-11-2014 09:45 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Sterling weakness helps UK wheat to be more competitive
EU grains were mostly higher on the day and all were higher for the week. At the close Nov 14 London wheat was up GBP0.80/tonne to GBP124.00/tonne,...
17-11-2014 09:39 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher and posts decent gains for the week
Soycomplex Beans and meal finished lower on the day, and lower for the week, Nov 14 beans went off the board the best part of 30 cents down. "It se...
17-11-2014 09:36 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Farmers welcome €4 million fund
NFU Cymru members in Meirionnydd welcomed the recent announcement by the Deputy Minister, Rebecca Evans, of a four million Euro fund to Hybu Cig Cymru...
17-11-2014 09:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News, Property News
More investment in agriculture needed to meet future demand
More investment is needed if the agricultural industry is to meet growing demand as increasing urbanisation within an expanding middle class are boost...
17-11-2014 01:38 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Sterling weakness helps London wheat
EU grains traded mostly higher, with wheat pressing on to new highs for the recent move. At the close Nov 14 London wheat was up GBP0.80/tonne to G...
17-11-2014 01:11 AM | Property News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
You shouldn't have to inherit to get into farming
The agricultural industry needs new blood, and while the industry dates back many centuries, it can be vibrant in the modern era, with many exciting c...
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