Is this an Infodemic?

The last month markets have been in turmoil as the Corona Virus or Covid 19 has burst onto the scene.  The rapid spread and governments inability to control the virus has unsettled financial markets.  Initially we saw the “hot money “ flee stocks and shares,  this was closely followed by a risk off view towards […]
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On February 20, 2020

The last month markets have been in turmoil as the Corona Virus or Covid 19 has burst onto the scene.  The rapid spread and governments inability to control the virus has unsettled financial markets.  Initially we saw the “hot money “ flee stocks and shares,  this was closely followed by a risk off view towards oil and other commodities as fears about Chinese consumption hit expectations of grain purchases from the US.  But once the dust has settled have the fundamentals really changed greatly?

The weather has kept plantings low.  In fact the poor weather over the last half of February means that even spring drilling windows look like they will be pressurised. With so many conflicting stories politicians look to be caught in the storm as much as the crops that are still waiting to be planted. It is no wonder the new phrase of infodemic has hit the papers this week as we all try to see our way out of winter.

For Scotgrain, it is business as usual. Preparing ourselves and those that partner alongside us for the best available crop growth and harvest. Contact us to find out how we can help you – or find your local farm trader here.

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Great to take part in and sponsor the Forfar Farmers Curling Competition this week.
Scotgrain's finest Gavin Walker was skip for our team which came 4th - our best finish so far. Well done everyone #Growinginscotland #Curlinginscotland #Curling #Community
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Great to take part in and sponsor the Forfar Farmers Curling Competition this week.
Scotgrains finest Gavin Walker was skip for our team which came 4th - our best finish so far. Well done everyone #Growinginscotland #Curlinginscotland #Curling #Community
2 months ago

Congratulations to 2 of our farm traders, Victoria and Tom, who recently passed their BASIS exams.
Victoria works with farmers in Lothians & Borders, Tom covering Aberdeenshire.
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Congratulations to 2 of our farm traders, Victoria and Tom, who recently passed their BASIS exams.
Victoria works with farmers in Lothians & Borders, Tom covering Aberdeenshire. 
Get in touch with your local Scotgrain rep to find out more about #GrowinginScotland #Farming
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Scotgrain will be hosting NRoSO courses in January & February 2022 - please contact your local farm trader for more details #Scotgrain #NRoSO ... See MoreSee Less

Scotgrain will be hosting NRoSO courses in January & February 2022 - please contact your local farm trader for more details #Scotgrain #NRoSO
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Scotgrain Winter Wheat Trials in Easter Ross safely drilled on 30th September. Working hard to support the local supply chain for Invergordon. Looking forward to see how each of the varieties progress over the coming weeks WhyteandMackay Scotland #scotgrain #growinginscotland #wheat #trials ... See MoreSee Less

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Diablo bring harvested in Stonehaven. A high yielding spring barley with excellent characteristics for malting.
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