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Arla sounds alarm over rise in costs due to rising feed costs

It comes amid tight global supplies of cereals, with Arla warning the cost of production could rise by 6%

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AHDB facing challenge to funding model with levy ballot

Growers are unhappy with how the board collects and spends their compulsory levies

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Food price hikes loom amid pressure on commodities

Wheat, sunflower oil and soybeans are among the ingredients that have seen significant price increases in recent months

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Farmgate beef prices set to soar ahead of Brexit deadline, analysts warn

Stockpiling ahead of 31 December to avoid tariffs and cross-border disruption could inflate prices

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Covid-19 foodservice shutdown leads to reduction in British potato plantings

Trade has remained sluggish since pubs, restaurants and QSR outlets started reopening after lockdown in July

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Shortage of UK-grown oilseed rape looms as yields slump

The crop has seen an 18%-26% drop in yield against the five-year average

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Beef prices recover from spring’s carcase balance issues

AHDB’s GB average deadweight steer price on 22 August stood at 374.3p/kg, up 14.5% on the same week in 2019

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No-deal Brexit could trigger steep rise in supplier wheat costs

The warning comes after the NFU this week revealed the UK is seeing its worst wheat yields in 40 years

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Tech startup Better Origin launches AI insect farm to convert waste into feed

It works by converting inputs such as agricultural residues into insect larvae, which can then be fed to livestock

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Does new UK tariff policy mean cheaper sugar?

The UK’s new tariff policy is due to come into effect on 1 January, here’s what it means for the sugar industry 

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Fruit prices soaring as pandemic puts more pressure on supplies

Increased retail demand, strained logistics and labour concerns have all pushed up prices

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Chuckling Goat ads censured by ASA over immune system claims

”This is unfortunately one of those places where the government has not caught up with the science”, said the brand’s director Shann Jones

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Basmati rice shortages loom as prices continue to rise

Major exporters India and Pakistan have ended all food exports amid national lockdowns introduced in March 

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US meat shortage unlikely to affect British prices

‘The food supply chain is breaking’, according to Tyson Foods

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10 foods affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Here’s how 10 of the most-affected categories are holding up against the crisis

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Filippo Berio kicks off massive research project to combat ‘olive leprosy’

The project is to run for three years ‘with any successful ideas set to be introduced as soon as possible’

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Coffee supplies under strain as producing countries face coronavirus disruption

The pressures are particularly acute in South America, from where the UK imports more than half its coffee.

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Coronavirus and adverse weather threaten apple juice supplies

Unwilling to buy from China, importers could turn to Poland, where there are concerns about mild temperatures

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Crude oil sell-offs see prices for palm oil decline

Global oil prices fell below $35 a barrel on Thursday after the US suspended travel from Europe in response to the coronavirus

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US-China trade deal faces coronavirus threat

The outbreak of COVID-19 is likely to reduce Chinese demand for soy in the first half of the year

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Flurry of promotions push coffee prices down in mults

Global coffee prices fell in February for the second month running, according to the International Coffee Organization