What effect has the heat wave had on crop yields this year? How
has the CAP reform affected production in the UK? All this and
much more will be answered in this year’s NFU Arable Crops
Harvest Survey launched this week.
The annual report on combinable crops is the first source of recognised
data on production in the UK and is published around a month before
Defra’s official statistics - helping to keep members on
the front foot in price negotiations.
NFU leaders are urging members to join the confidential survey
to help build an accurate picture of this year’s harvest
and ensure fair prices.
Chief adviser for the NFU’s combinable crops sector Guy
Gagen said: “The statistics provided by this survey are vitally
important. Accurate market information about supply is the single
biggest influence on cereal prices.
“For many years the NFU has surveyed harvest results from
members and this year it is available on-line for the first time
making it even easier to join.
“The survey is strictly confidential and contributions help
put the record straight on yields up to a month before the official
statistics become available.”
The deadline for contributions is Sunday September 17.
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