Seed pricing

first_imgPine nuts: Prices from China have stabilised for now, as the positive news on the developing crop takes effect. Buyers are currently able to cover additional requirements at more attractive prices than those seen at the end of 2010. The view is that the combination of both Chinese and Russian optimal crops should secure stable and possibly easier pricing for 2012 deliveries. However, we cannot count on the weather.Pumpkin: Prices have also stabilised for this seed, as strong Chinese supply this year has produced some correction in pricing. However, increased demand from buyers across a multitude of categories has brought demand to unprecedented levels. So it’s highly unlikely prices will return to the much lower levels seen two years ago.Sunflower: As previously reported, strong demand and reduced supply from both the US and China have combined to push pricing even higher. Although weather permitting there should be strong levels of stocks available from Eastern European sources this summer, this material will not be of a quality suitable for seeds packers and manufacturing supply, but should ease the demand from the crushers to some extent.l Based on information provided by RM Curtislast_img read more

NFU president to discuss Brexit implications at Agribusiness 2018

first_imgNational Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond will be among the keynote speakers at the annual event for the UK agrisupply industry, Agribusiness 2018.Taking place at the East of England Showground on 8 November 2017, the event takes the theme of ‘Taking a Lead in Agri-Food Policy post-Brexit’. Raymond will present his views to attendees that agriculture has the most to gain or lose from Brexit negotiations.“Once again, this year’s Agribusiness is the most important conference that is dedicated to the agrisupply and allied industries,” said John Kelley, chief operating officer for Agribusiness 2018.Food and Drink Federation director Ian Wright will also be speaking at the event – discussing the importance of UK food manufacturing and production at a UK and EU level.Raymond recently wrote an open letter to new Defra chief Michael Gove outlining that farmers need certainly that the Government will make Brexit a success for British food and farming.last_img read more