Farmland prices continue to rise, driven by key fundamentals.
On Friday 31 March, the UK government announced it had reached an agreement to join the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership). The CPTPP is the first major trade agreement since Brexit – so what will be the impact of the CPTPP on UK farming? What is the CPTPP? The CPTPP is a Free Trade […]
Artificial intelligence has the potential to increase productivity, reduce costs, minimize environmental impact, and improve sustainability in the agricultural sector. However, it is crucial to address the downsides and challenges associated with AI in agriculture to ensure equitable access, promote sustainable practices, and protect the interests of farmers.
Agricultural price inflation continues to sit at historically high levels with the key inputs maintaining a higher rate of inflation than outputs. This will put pressure on farm incomes and impact farm cropping and stocking decisions throughout 2023 and beyond.
Vladamir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is impacting food prices and leading to concerns over global food security. Food prices were rising sharply before the invasion, largely to due rising energy prices but it is now driving fuel, fertiliser, and food prices even higher. Ukraine’s new agriculture minister Mykola Solskyi has said that Ukraine’s ability to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is the major story of 2020 and the crisis is not going away any time soon. Despite some countries are starting to ease lock-downs and restart their economies there is real uncertainty over the timing of a return to normal life if at all, and the risk of a second wave of […]
African Swine flu is having a global impact on pork production and trade.
Insects are vital for farming as pollinators of crops and as predators of pests but livestock farmers are now looking more and more at insects as a source of feed. There is however, a growing interest and research on farming insects to provide a source of protein for both animals and humans. The global edible […]