My May piece for the Henley Standard which came out the day after the local elections were held. It seems food and farming are always in the news at the moment. Consumer inflation for the last period of analysis was 7% whilst inflation in agricultural inputs is just over 24%, pushed up by increases in fuel, fertiliser and animal feed. On the flip side, commodity … Continue reading Farmers cannot be green if they are in the red.
Henley Standard Farming Matters January 2022 Happy New Year. Things can only get better! That might make a catchy tune, oh it’s already been done. Never mind, there must be other ways we can diversify our income because farming is never going to make anyone rich, especially now. Hopefully, most of you had a wonderful spread of British produce at some point to celebrate Christmas. … Continue reading 3 Wishes
World food prices rose for a second consecutive month in September and is now approaching a record 10 year high. This is mostly caused by a global increase in the price of cereals and oilseeds. In the summer of 2020, Russia and Kazakhstan both constrained or even stopped completely their export of agricultural commodities. Further price rises have been spurred on by disruptive weather events … Continue reading Should we be importing so much of our food?