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What should growers make of the Government's migration report?

What should growers make of the Government's migration report?

By holding out the "possibility" of a seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS), the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC) long-awaited final report, published this week, makes an exception for fresh produce amid its wider call for a shift away from low-skill immigration.

What does the Agriculture Bill mean for growers?

What does the Agriculture Bill mean for growers?

The publication of the Agriculture Bill this week formally kick-starts the Government's plans to implement a "green Brexit" for farming, the area of the economy most impacted by the UK's withdrawal from the EU from next March.

How might the Government's no-deal Brexit plans affect growers?

How might the Government's no-deal Brexit plans affect growers?

The Government maintains that a no-deal Brexit "remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome". But it has begun publishing a series of "technical notices" intended to explain the consequences for all parts of the economy should no deal be agreed with the EU by March next year.


Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 3 September 2018

Salad cress (each) 60 Sainsbury's

Cucumber (portion)

25 Morrisons
Leeks (kg) 200 Tesco
Raspberries (150kg) 145 Aldi

More Supermarket retail prices

Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.

Wholesale prices

Average most usual as of W/E 7 September 2018

Beans, broad 156
Cucumber, all varieties 145
Leeks, trimmed 147
Blackberries, all varieties 1,050

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*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.

Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk

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Horticulture Week Business Award - Top-Fruit Grower of the Year

Horticulture Week Business Award - Top-Fruit Grower of the Year

Winner - AR Neaves & Sons

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Horticulture Week Business Award - Best New Edible Crop Variety

Winner - AVA Star, Angus Soft Fruits

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Horticulture Week Business Award - Business Innovation of the Year

Winner - The road to Modiform's EcoExpert

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Horticulture Week Business Award - New Business of the Year

Winner - Building a British Blueberry Business, Mee Farmers