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Straights Update 23rd July 2021

Straights Update 23rd July 2021

Harvest 2021 is now underway, one to two weeks later than usual as combines hit the fields of winter barley, with growers keen to make the best of the dry weather. With temperatures in the highs of 30C, quality and yields are variable, due in part to the cold...

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Making fertiliser with your farmyard manure

Making fertiliser with your farmyard manure

Introducing Bokashi   As many of our farmers will agree, being environmentally friendly and carbon-efficient is at the forefront of many business’s minds at the moment as the problem with climate change continues to rise. At Harpers Feeds, we are quick to react...

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Straights Update 16th July 2021

Straights Update 16th July 2021

Recent USDA reports forecasted a third consecutive year of record world wheat and maize production. However, for this year they still need the world maize crop to produce a 'normal crop'. Narrowing that down, it means there cannot be any issues looking forward with...

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Straights Update 1st July 2021

Straights Update 1st July 2021

After the USDA report last night we saw fireworks! According to the USDA report , US Farmers planted fewer corn and soybean acres than the trade expected. In the June prospect planting report, the USDA pegged the 2021 US corn acreage at 92.7 million, 1 million short...

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Straights Update 24th June 2021

Straights Update 24th June 2021

Weather remains in the spotlight. Due to the poor weather conditions, US spring wheat scores fell to 27% good and excellent. The US winter wheat harvest reached 17% complete by late last week, making good progress from the 4% complete the previous week. In the UK,...

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Straights Update 17th June 2021

Straights Update 17th June 2021

Following a hotter and drier period in Europe, further rainfall is now forecast across continental Europe, the UK and Black Sea. Grain and Oilseed confidence remains high, and forecasts are positive for harvest 2021 production outlooks. Several parts of the US...

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