Financial Discipline Mechanism (FDM) Reimbursement

The Financial Discipline Mechanism is a system used to annually withhold a small percentage of BPS payments over €2,000 to create an EU crisis fund.  If this fund is not required it is refunded to eligible farmers in the following year.   The RPA have recently announced the refund amounts to be paid this year, […]


British Sugar ‘beet’ down price

British Sugar and the NFU have announced that the 2019 one-year contract price for sugar beet will be £19.07 per tonne (with no crown tare deductions), equivalent to £20.42 per tonne under previous contract terms and conditions. This represents a price drop of over 15% from the 2018 one-year contract price.   This reduction in […]

Giles Cooper - Wilson Wraight

Time to sell oilseed rape?

Oilseed Rape prices have risen from sub-£300 per tonne at the end of the old-crop marketing season to in excess of £325 per tonne for autumn movement of 2018 harvest crop.  This may be a good opportunity to sell uncommitted rape sooner rather than later due to a degree of uncertainty over coming months regarding […]