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23 October 2020

Over recent weeks and months, global wheat prices have gained momentum and UK wheat futures have risen as a result. One of the key drivers of this has been the high volume of large international grain tenders over the past few months, but will this continue?

23 October 2020

The wheat balance sheet is set to be the tightest in a number of decades due to a significant drop in total availability outweighing a contraction in usage.

22 October 2020

Understanding your rotation as whole is increasingly important. With that in mind my attention today turns to a part of the rotation that we wouldn’t typically cover, the market for pulses. Information for pulses is limited but recent data from Defra and information from PGRO and Pulses UK allows us to build a picture for harvest 2020.

21 October 2020

UK futures contracts have seen increases following a price rally in global wheat prices.

20 October 2020

Yesterday’s US crop progress report from the USDA was the latest piece of information to result in gains in global grain futures prices.

19 October 2020

This week's view of grain and oilseed markets, including a summary of both UK and global activity.


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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