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25 November 2020

Whilst rapeseed markets are enjoying the bullish sentiment in soya markets. Longer term, rapeseed markets have support from anticipated planted area declines.

24 November 2020

Heavy rain in October delayed planting across Europe, but dry weather in November has allowed many areas to catch up, according to the EU’s crop monitoring service.

23 November 2020

UK old crop (May-21) feed wheat futures continued to firm last week, up £2.20/t Friday-Friday, closing at £193.00/t. New crop futures (Nov-21) also firmed, but to a lesser extent, up £1.15/t over the same period, ending the week at £160.00/t.

20 November 2020

Over the course of this season the UK market wheat market has been understandably firm. Low production, coupled with global support from the maize market, has resulted in UK feed wheat prices (May-21) continuing to set contract highs. The support for physical premiums at the moment is seen for both feed wheat over futures and for milling wheat over feed wheat.

19 November 2020

A second 8Mt+ barley crop in two seasons, has again meant that exports are going to be key for the UK barley market. However, exporting this season is not straight forward, with a challenging global market, and strong export competition.

18 November 2020

As the Northern Hemisphere combinable harvests wrap up, weather will become the key focus point for 2021 harvest; particularly conditions in major producing regions such as the Black Sea region.


Grain Market Outlook 2020

Market Outlooks

15 October 2020

This marks the second of the three sector round-ups that are to be released this week following our Grain Market Outlook conference held virtually on Tuesday.

14 October 2020

The start of the 2020 wheat harvest campaign around the Black Sea was a disaster. Both Russia and Ukraine were reporting yields around 30% lower than a year ago after a prolonged dryness period in spring which damaged crops in the region substantially.

14 October 2020

This marks the first of the three sector round-ups that are to be released this week following our Grain Market Outlook conference held virtually yesterday. We hope you found the content useful and informative. Here, we examine three key sections including fundamentals that will affect future price direction for domestic wheat markets.

13 October 2020

Come and listen to this year’s Grain Market Outlook conference which is taking place by webinar at 10:30am this morning.

9 October 2020

Ahead of our Grain Market Outlook webinar next week (click here to register), we’re looking at the factors affecting the outlook for grains and oilseeds.

8 October 2020

Today we look at some of the factors affecting UK barley in 2020/21, ahead of our Grain Market Outlook 2020 webinar next week.

Grain Market Outlook webinar

2020 has been a year of challenges for the arable sector, from a sharply lower planted area to the impacts of a global pandemic. As we move forward into 2021, a longer-term view on the volatility of domestic and global grain markets is needed now more than ever.  This year the Grain Market Outlook Conference comes to you online, ensuring you don't miss out on critical market information.

On Tuesday 13 October our expert market analysts recorded a live webinar presenting the annual market outlook. The session covered what to look out for in global and domestic grain and oilseed markets during 2020/21.

Click here to download the presentation from our Grain Market Outlook webinar

Grain Market Outlook 2020

Grain Market Outlook questions


Key skills for your business

In this short video, Amie Burke (AHDB Skills Development Manager) discusses a few helpful pointers on developing skills and business knowledge that can be built into everyday working to help manage an arable business.

Cost of production - part 1

Chris Leslie and Mark Topliff from AHDB talk to arable farmers Mark McCallum and David Fuller-Shapcott about how they approach getting to grips with their cost of production. In part 1, the group discuss prices of inputs and lessons from 2019/20.

Cost of production - part 2

Chris Leslie and Mark Topliff from AHDB talk to arable farmers Mark McCallum and David Fuller-Shapcott about how they approach getting to grips with their cost of production. In part 2, the group discuss expectations on costs for 2020 harvest and implications on businesses going forwards.

Grain marketing strategies

In this video, David Eudall (AHDB's Head of Arable Market Specialists) is joined by Philip Dolbear (AHDB Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager), Mark Chandler (Petworth Monitor Farm) and Julian Gold (Hendred Farm Partnership) to discuss grain marketing options and strategies.

Grain Market Outlook Podcast

On Friday 16 October we released a special one-off edition of the AHDB podcast. The episode focused on international markets, with special guests discussing the global data drive in agricultural commodities; how South America will drive grain markets over the coming months; the impact of Australia on this years global market and if Russia will keep growing it's share of world wheat exports.

Podcast guests

  • Robert Johansson – Chief Economist at the US Department of Agriculture. He will discuss how the US is using data to improve market awareness and what the big global drivers are

  • Ben Buckner, Analyst at AgResource, will look at the details of the US maize and soybean markets and what the prospects are for South American crops

  • Andrew Whitelaw of Thomas Elder Markets, based in Australia, will discuss the outlook for Aussie barley and oilseed rape and how this affects the UK

  • Andrey Sizov, SovEcon discusses the important aspects of the Russian wheat market and impact on global prices


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