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Grain Trends: markets bounce in a tighter band
Andy Doyle
Grain markets are pressured currently, but there is a growing recognition of supply tightness post-harvest.
11 July 2022 Markets
Grain market and moisture deductions
Grain markets have turned upwards once again, but there is little certainly for now that this will remain the direction of travel.
29 June 2022 Markets
Grain Trends: demand concerns hit grain prices
Many different factors combined to cause a significant fall in futures prices over the past week and physical prices are also lower.
Grain Trends: another bout of softening prices
Volatility has become a bigger factor in grain and other markets in recent weeks as markets continue to try to adjust to general commodity volatility.
22 June 2022 Markets
Red diesel prices creep above £1/l
Rising crude oil price has seen quotes on red diesel creeping upwards in recent days
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland
Grain Trends: another mad week in grain markets
Futures and physical prices surged ahead in the past week, especially for wheat, following tight availability predictions in the WASDE report and the wheat export ban in India.
18 May 2022 Markets
Grain price jump forces a pull back from futures
A further 9% price jump on grain futures markets last week is forcing physical market prices to drop below this indicator level, especially barley.
18 May 2022 Markets
Export restrictions fuelling food crisis
Food protectionism is growing in a bid to contain prices but is likely to distort the market further risking greater fragility and volatility.
18 May 2022 News
Opinion: sensible decisions rendered seemingly reckless
The senseless invasion of Ukraine has made forward selling a loss-making operation for farmers, and there are no easy solutions.
14 May 2022 Opinion
Barley offers for harvest up €17/t in past three weeks
Tightness in supply coupled with weather issues continue to drive grain prices for the time being.
4 May 2022 News
‘Safeguards’ and ‘clauses’ needed in future fixed milk price schemes
Amy Forde and Declan O’Brien speak to Kerry suppliers who are signed up to fixed-milk-price contracts which are currently paying below the market price for milk.
27 April 2022 News
Home Farm: to grow or to trade
While fertiliser prices have risen enormously, there is nothing we, as farmers, can do about it. We either pay the price or we do without.
6 April 2022 Opinion