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The Hard Truth about Ag Chem Pricing in the UK

Yagro went live with our Ag Chem Price Check service late last year, helping UK farms anonymously benchmark their chemical spend against verified market prices - all through our automated, digital service. With the chemical purchasing season in full swing, we look at the emerging findings.


Our Top 5 Highlights of 2017

With the new year upon us, we’ve taken a moment this week to reflect on 2017. It was a formative year for Yagro, moving from a handful of farmers experimenting with online input purchasing, to a community - hundreds of farms strong - embracing the efficiency and transparency technology can bring to the agricultural supply chain. Here are our top 5 highlights of 2017.


5 views on Yagro Price Check from CropTec 2017

It was an exciting couple of days at CropTec, with 4,000 visitors stopping by our stand in the main arena of the East of England Showground. We were there to showcase the launch of our new Ag Chem price comparison tool, Yagro Price Check, and were thrilled with how it was received! Here are the top 5 pieces of feedback we received from our meetings and conversations throughout the show


Towards a New Data Standard in UK Agriculture

Farm data can be harvested, bought and sold, just like any other crop. But as a farmer, you rarely know when this happens, and almost never get the benefit. We feel passionately about this. You should own their own data. You should have ultimate control over it. And where someone profits from this data, you should receive a significant share. In this article we propose 5 principles that companies handling farm data should adhere to. By promoting transparency and understanding, these principles would help you regain ownership and control of your farm data.


5 Rules for Effective Farm Benchmarking

Only 21% of UK farms engage in any form of benchmarking – and even this is rarely at a sufficient level of detail to drive real improvement. At Yagro we see benchmarking as one of the defining processes of any successful business, and see first-hand the power it gives to farmers. Here are 5 rules to follow for effective farm benchmarking.


Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2017

Yagro were Finalists at the Barclays UK Entrepreneurship Awards held at the Leadenhall Building in London, led by Baroness Karen Brady.