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Meet Jeremy Mason of Great Palgrave Farms in Norfolk, United Kingdom. Watch the video to find out how Stable price insurance protected his family farm from volatile wheat and barley price swings, providing stability during these uncertain times.
Global berry production has significantly increased to meet the burgeoning demand over the past decade. As the demand for berries has increased, the pressure on production has amplified; leading to greater swings in prices and increased volatility in the market. The value of production of berries in the EU’s top 5 producers equates to over 2.2 billion euros, which has more than doubled from just over 1 billion in 1991. […]
Dairy price volatility spiked after 2007 due to a perfect storm of factors including policy shifts, adjustments to new grain demand dynamics, increased investor flow and other impacts. Since 2007 volatility has remained elevated and with increasing uncertainty over macroeconomic conditions and trade flows, market instability is likely to become an endemic part of the dairy world. […]
As 2019’s summer “hellish heatwave” overwhelms Europe, memories are triggered of the great British summer of 2018. Sunshine drenched crowds poured out onto the streets from the bustling bars and pubs as World Cup fever coincided with the hottest summer on record (Met Office). Beer consumption was booming, as its ingredient’s prices rocketed. Indeed, malting […]
Weather is wreaking havoc in the brassica markets as rains have reduced supply in the UK and demand continues to grow for the healthy products. Heavy precipitation in June shifted a dry season into an overly wet one in a matter of days (figure 1) in Lincolnshire UK. The flooded crops have resulted in price […]
Rainy and wet conditions have slowed grain plantings in the US and the historically late crop is having implications for global prices and volatility. This is centred in the wheat and corn markets but is having knock-on effects to other markets, especially soybeans. This move in the grain markets will have implications for many industries […]
The global and UK pig and pork markets are currently being pushed and pulled simultaneously by various factors that could result in major price swings. This environment has resulted in elevated price volatility and uncertainty with regards to future investments, stocks and just about everything else. Will pork prices rally as African Swine Fever (ASF) […]
Farm businesses spent nearly £1bn more on agricultural inputs and services in 2018 and the data shows UK farmers’ total incomes fell by 18% due to rising input costs. Here are some suggestions from independent agronomist Gary Hartley on how to manage this price volatility. […]
When it comes to providing a safety net to agriculture, the United States’ government-backed crop insurance is something farmers will wistfully mention when they hit difficult times. But the natural disaster experienced by growers in the Midwest in recent weeks shows that government support can’t always be as effective as it sets out to be […]
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