Managing risk during a challenging economic climate will be the theme of the AHDB’s annual grain marketing conference next month.
The Grain Market Outlook Conference will take place on 22 November at the Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Speakers will include market analysts and experts in economic forecasting.
This year has brought some of the most challenging circumstances the domestic grain supply chain has seen for decades, says the AHDB. Rising energy costs, and the impact on fertiliser cost, poses a threat to domestic grain and oilseed production.
“With the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine, price volatility in global grain and oilseed markets has heightened. While costs remain high, making decisions in the domestic grain supply chain remain very difficult.”
The conference aims to prepare growers and the wider UK grain and oilseed supply chain for another season of challenges by providing insight into the direction of domestic grain and rapeseed prices.
Usually held in London, this year’s conference is being held in Lincolnshire to make it easier for farmers to attend. The AHDB said it hoped the event would be a useful tool against the challenging situation faced by the sector.
Discussion will include a debate about new demand for combinable crops within the industry – as well as a discussion around ways to manage risk in a volatile marketplace, including when best to sell grain.
For full details, visit ahdb.org.uk