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News from Yagro and information, insight and commentary on agtech and farming.

12 months of Ag Chem Price Check

In November 2017, we launched our new analysis service for farms, Ag Chem Price Check. 12 months on, we take a look back on how the service has helped farms trim 14% off their ag chem costs on average.

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Yagro Customer Stories: Sentry Farming

Sentry is one of the largest farming companies in the UK with over 16,000 hectares under cultivation throughout the country. They have built a strong, sustainable faming business based on a forward-thinking and professional approach to both business and farming itself. John Barrett is Director at Sentry Norfolk and here's what he had to say about Yagro.

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Yagro awarded Best Startup at the Rural Business Awards

As the Awards season continued across UK farming, we were delighted to be named Best Startup at the Rural Business Awards’ East ceremony, at Trinity Park in Ipswich. Supported by Amazon and Openreach, the awards aim to give recognition to businesses operating right across the Rural sector.

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A Celebration of Farming

Yagro’s very own Dan Jolly was delighted to be Supplier Of The Year Finalist at the 2018 Farmers Weekly Awards, hosted at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Gyles Brandreth led us through a fun-filled evening, celebrating the very best of the UK agricultural industry.

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Yagro Customer Stories: Strutt & Parker

Richard Means is Director at Strutt & Parker heading up the Farming Department in the Eastern Region. As Director of Smith Means Ltd; his own farm in West Norfolk, he's always looking at innovative new ideas for the business and is keen to drive efficiencies and optimise returns for both clients and the home farm. Here's what he thinks about Yagro and its impact on his business.

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Yagro Customer Stories: Albanwise Farming

Albanwise Farming acts as contractor for its own and neighbouring farming operations spread over 9000 hectares in Norfolk and Yorkshire. They used to use a buying group but after hearing about Yagro decided to give it a try. Jono Darby manages their North Norfolk operation, using Yagro to order their fuel and AdBlue. Here's what he has to say about his experience.

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Fuel storage and strategy: what’s best for my farm?

Many farm businesses ask us for ideas and advice in their fuel setup. How often should I buy? How large should my tank be? How much lead time is best for suppliers? Every farm will have different answers to these questions. In this article, we lay out some of the common thinking to help you optimise for your business and needs.

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3 farms using technology to buy the best on fuel

Our analysis of three years of fuel buying across the UK shows how effective spot buying is the most reliable strategy to get the best prices in the market. This week, three leading farm businesses take us through their journeys on fuel buying, and how they have ensured they have a cutting edge on cost this harvest.

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Harvest ahead: complacency costs when buying fuel

Every time you buy fuel, it pays to get prices from the whole market. We have helped UK businesses source fuel for over two years now, and over this time have developed a rich database of prices and trends. One fact which has become crystal clear is the value in shopping around the market systematically, every time you need to buy fuel.

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