Category: Grains

Fickle season confounds national crop estimates

A strong, late break in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia has led to good winter crop condition reports, with the latest ABARES crop outlook predicting a slightly improved wheat volume of 21.2 million tonnes (Mt). Source: Beef Central Fickle season confounds national crop estimates

SA lifts GM moratorium

The South Australian Government has today announced farmers on mainland SA will be given the choice to plant GM food crops next season. Source: Grain Central SA lifts GM moratorium

Perdaman eyes NSW fertiliser market with Narrabri plant

Perdaman plans to build a fertiliser plant in north-west NSW using power from Santos’ proposed Narrabri Gas Project. Source: Grain Central Perdaman eyes NSW fertiliser market with Narrabri plant

Fickle season confounds national crop estimates: NAB

Spring rain’s a must, despite good early conditions for winter crops in Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia the dry outlook is concerning says NAB. Source: Grain Central Fickle season confounds national crop estimates: NAB

WA season hangs in the balance

The winter crop growing season in Western Australia hangs in the balance for the majority of the grainbelt. Source: Grain Central WA season hangs in the balance

Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Some growers in NSW are weighing up their options for grain, grazing or hay, while cereals trade flat to lower in the feed market to reflect Monday’s drop in US futures. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Inverse stymies sales, prices ease on US tumble

Can we feed the world without wrecking the planet?

Can agriculture meet the food demands of the world into the future and do it in a sustainable way? Source: Grain Central Can we feed the world without wrecking the planet?

Dry winter keeps mouse numbers in check

Mouse numbers remain low in all areas across Australia, and will continue to decline through winter until spring when breeding starts. Source: Grain Central Dry winter keeps mouse numbers in check

Recruitment: Technology adoption in agriculture creates changing trends in jobs market

Agriculture is now undergoing its third major revolution from mechanical and scientific revolutions into the digital agriculture age, leading to an explosive demand for candidates possessing technology skills to fill the job market. Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Technology adoption in agriculture creates changing trends in jobs market

BASF to enter Australian wheat seed market

BASF plans to launch its first new wheat seed varieties onto the Australian market in 2021, working with Seednet as its commercial partner. Source: Grain Central BASF to enter Australian wheat seed market

Feedgrain Focus: Grower sales ramp up on southern rain

Rain this week in most South Australian and Victorian growing regions, and pockets of southern NSW, have prompted some forward selling of new-crop wheat and barley as yield prospects consolidate. Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Grower sales ramp up on southern rain

Fuel reserves run low as peak farming season approaches

The perilous state of Australia’s fuel reserves could threaten supplies to the cropping sector as farmers head into the busy haymaking and grain harvest seasons. Source: Beef Central Fuel reserves run low as peak farming season approaches

Tasmania extends ban on GMOs

The Tasmanian Government has extended its ban on the introduction of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) into the island state until 2029. Source: Grain Central Tasmania extends ban on GMOs

Fuel reserves run low as peak farming season approaches

The perilous state of Australia’s fuel reserves could threaten supplies to the cropping sector as farmers head into the busy haymaking and grain harvest seasons. Source: Grain Central Fuel reserves run low as peak farming season approaches

Farrer Medal winner Tim Reeves calls for greater sustainability

Farrer Medal winner Tim Reeves has championed the researcher-farmer relationship to bring about constructive practices, and called out some widespread farming practices as unsustainable. ..Read More Source: Grain Central Farrer Medal winner Tim Reeves calls for greater sustainability

Welcome to Grain Central’s new agtech platform

With the launch of a new standalone AgTech Central website today, the Ag Central team is endeavouring to help farmers and other industry stakeholders to find the information they need to help drive the uptake of important new efficiency-driving innovations…Read More Source: Grain Central Welcome to Grain Central’s new agtech platform

Battle of the bull elephants threatens to trample Australian grain

As China and the United States battle it out in their ongoing trade war like a pair of bull elephants, Australia and its international grain trading arrangements risk being trampled in the melee…Read More Source: Grain Central Battle of the bull elephants threatens to trample Australian grain

Delta Ag acquires major Victorian ag services business

Delta Agribusiness has completed the acquisition of the independent rural services business North West Ag Services and AGRIvision consultants (NWA-AVC) that operates in the Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria…Read More Source: Grain Central Delta Ag acquires major Victorian ag services business

AGIC brings together 500 delegates to navigate the future + PICS

The Australian Grains Industry Conference kicked off in Melbourne today as the national forum for those in the supply chain to gather with international visitors and analysts to talk about what lies ahead…Read More Source: Grain Central AGIC brings together 500 delegates to navigate the future + PICS

Reputation, resilience feature in NFF’s drought-hit picture: AGIC

The NFF has launched the ‘Telling Our Story’ initiative to build a better connect between rural Australia and urban communities and encourage a multi-tiered approach from government to help farmers build resilience and a bright future for agriculture…Read More Source: Grain Central Reputation, resilience feature in NFF’s drought-hit picture: AGIC

GrainPro trades on under voluntary administration

Wagga Wagga-based grain-trading company GrainPro is continuing to trade now that it has entered voluntary external administration…Read More Source: Grain Central GrainPro trades on under voluntary administration

Feedgrain Focus: Trade tightens as eastern crop prospects split

The illusion of green crops could fade quickly as worsening conditions creep southward, growers nervous about committing further grain sales and export buyers adding impetus to the rise in new crop prices…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Trade tightens as eastern crop prospects split

ANZ Terminals’ planned buy of GrainCorp arm sparks ACCC concerns

ANZ Terminals divestment of its Osborne storage in South Australia has not allayed Australia’s consumer watchdog’s concerns about a reduction in competition resulting from the company’s proposed buy of GrainCorp’s oil storage arm. ..Read More Source: Grain Central ANZ Terminals’ planned buy of GrainCorp arm sparks ACCC concerns

One Tasmanian feed plant opens, another on its way

Ridley has officially opened its extrusion plant at Westbury, and Tasmanian Stockfeed Services has announced plans to build a new feedmill at its Devonport site…Read More Source: Grain Central One Tasmanian feed plant opens, another on its way

Cotton’s high achievers recognised at awards + PICS

The excellence and achievements of the Australian cotton industry over the past year were recognised at the 2019 Australian Cotton Industry Awards last night…Read More Source: Grain Central Cotton’s high achievers recognised at awards + PICS

Future Drought Fund passes Parliament

The National Farmers’ Federation has heralded the passing of the Future Drought Fund in the House of Representatives overnight, which it says ushers in a new era in drought preparedness support for farmers…Read More Source: Beef Central Future Drought Fund passes Parliament

Rural property market set to come off the boil, says Rabo

The heat is set to come out of Australia’s ‘on-fire’ agricultural land market – with increased property availability and decreasing farm operating profits forecast to slow price growth in the coming 18 months, lender Rabobank says…Read More Source: Beef Central Rural property market set to come off the boil, says Rabo

Push for national farm insurance scheme

The NSW Government has announced it will spearhead a campaign to establish a nation-wide income protection scheme for farmers…Read More Source: Grain Central Push for national farm insurance scheme

Feedgrain Focus: Limited grower selling supports new-crop

Rain in the past week has helped to consolidate yield prospects for many southern crops and prompted some selling of stored grain, but new-crop feedgrain rates are holding as the market eyes limited production prospects in northern regions…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Limited grower selling supports new-crop

I wanted to see the drought for myself. I didn't expect to see this

This week I took a 900km trip through regional Australia to see for myself how bad the drought was. These are the five things I have learnt, writes Michael Rowland. Source: ABC Livestock I wanted to see the drought for myself. I didn’t expect to see this

The search for crops that can survive climate change

Researchers are scouring the planet for drought and heat resistant crops as many Australian grain farmers face another failed winter season. Source: ABC Grain The search for crops that can survive climate change

Grain industry shakeup overdue

NSW grain and beef farmer, Oscar Pearse, believes the Australian grains industry is in desperate need of a makeover and would be better served by an industry-owned body that could oversee marketing and manage consumer expectations…Read More Source: Grain Central Grain industry shakeup overdue

Tough terms of trade cut Dalby Bio-Refinery grain use

Ethanol and DDGS production at Dalby Bio-Refinery Limited (DBRL) fluctuated in recent weeks in response to prevailing high grain prices and variable demand for the petroleum additive…Read More Source: Grain Central Tough terms of trade cut Dalby Bio-Refinery grain use

Photography, grain history come together at Murtoa’s Stick Shed

The Stick Shed at Murtoa in the heart of Victoria’s Wimmera will reconnect with its grain-industry origins when it hosts the maiden exhibition for Melbourne-based photographer Jenani Therone…Read More Source: Grain Central Photography, grain history come together at Murtoa’s Stick Shed

Transparency, return on investment key to success for ag groups

A new Nuffield research report has put the spotlight on how different agricultural groups from around the world are structured and represented in order to advance the position of farmers on a political, social and economic stage. ..Read More Source: Beef Central Transparency, return on investment key to success for ag groups

Crops super-charged with vitamins fight Third World hunger

Australian scientists have played a key role in developing crops super-charged with extra vitamins and minerals that are now being used to overcome life-threatening nutrition issues in the Third World…Read More Source: Grain Central Crops super-charged with vitamins fight Third World hunger

Winter crop outlook a mixed bag: NAB

The 2019 winter crop outlook is a mixed bag, with a solid, late break in WA, Victoria and SA driving strong plantings, while NSW and Queensland continue to face very tough conditions…Read More Source: Grain Central Winter crop outlook a mixed bag: NAB

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

Several strong cold fronts generated moderate to heavy falls in southeast Australia, and snow in Alpine regions. Showers produced moderate falls along the north tropical coast and in central Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

What if the Federation drought happened today?

A CSIRO reconstruction of the Federation drought of 1891 to 1903 finds that if it were to occur again today, its effects would likely be even more devastating. Source: ABC Grain What if the Federation drought happened today?

LAMP kit thwarts spread of two invasive grasses

A team of NSW DPI scientists has developed a portable tool to test plant DNA and help land managers keep ahead of serrated tussock and Chilean needle grass outbreaks. ..Read More Source: Grain Central LAMP kit thwarts spread of two invasive grasses

Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

A free webinar discussing a suite of attractive low-interest farm business loan options launched recently by the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be held on Thursday, August 1…Read More Source: Beef Central Webinar: Smarter finance for smart farmers

Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More Source: Sheep Central Elders makes 7m bid to buy rural wholesaler… Read more »

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More Source: Grain Central Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

Everyone is buying and selling water, yet farmers say they are the biggest losers

As Australia’s competition watchdog prepares to study the Murray-Darling Basin’s $2 billion water trade, a trip up the river finds irrigators are worried about the market’s “unintended” consequences. Source: ABC Grain Everyone is buying and selling water, yet farmers say they are the biggest losers

Tight spot supplies of urea point to drought hangover

Supplies of urea have tightened following general rain across much of southern Australia, where season prospects are consolidating and farmers are busy top-dressing crops with improved yield prospects…Read More Source: Grain Central Tight spot supplies of urea point to drought hangover

Grants for mental health initiatives in rural Australia

Grants are available for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and increase help-seeking for people within rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing mental health issues…Read More Source: Grain Central Grants for mental health initiatives in rural Australia

New-look farm biosecurity website

Sourcing information on how to secure your farm against diseases, pests and weeds has been made easier, with land and livestock managers now having improved access to a vast suite of resources on the Farm Biosecurity website…Read More Source: Beef Central New-look farm biosecurity website

What is the future of chemical use in Australian agriculture?

Agricultural chemical use will come under increasing challenge from a range of quarters, including climate change, rising pesticide resistance levels, more stringent constraints on residues and closer scrutiny by consumers…Read More Source: Grain Central What is the future of chemical use in Australian agriculture?

National wheat yield prospects ‘poor’: QAAFI

Wheat production is predicted to be well below average yield across many parts of Australia’s wheat belt this season, according to seasonal climate researchers at the University of Queensland…Read More Source: Grain Central National wheat yield prospects ‘poor’: QAAFI

Summer grains champions recognised at awards dinner + PICS

Inspirational players in the grains industry were recognised for their contribution at a gala awards dinner held as part of the 2019 Australian Summer Grains Conference on the Gold Coast last night…Read More Source: Grain Central Summer grains champions recognised at awards dinner + PICS

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 July 2019

A cold front and pre-frontal trough produced moderate falls in southwest Western Australia, while an upper-level trough brought showers and moderate falls to central Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 July 2019

Summer grains the hot topic on Gold Coast + PICS

Growers, researchers, marketers and customers from across Australia have gathered on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the 2019 Australian Summer Grains Conference…Read More Source: Grain Central Summer grains the hot topic on Gold Coast + PICS

Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

Agricultural bodies have responded to last night’s ABC television’s Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ program which called into question the Murray Darling Basin’s multi-million-dollar irrigation efficiency scheme…Read More Source: Grain Central Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

Billions spent on Murray-Darling water infrastructure: here’s the result

An independent review into the Murray-Darling Basin has found that government investment into irrigation efficiency projects has achieved 85 per cent of the 750 gigalitres per year target…Read More Source: Grain Central Billions spent on Murray-Darling water infrastructure: here’s the result

Horsham facility to boost domestic faba-bean demand

Australia’s first large-scale plant-protein extracting facility is expected to start production next year at Horsham in Victoria’s Wimmera distract, and is set to become a major regional consumer of faba beans…Read More Source: Grain Central Horsham facility to boost domestic faba-bean demand

Rain lifts WA crop prospects after slow start

The majority of the Western Australian grainbelt is now in good shape and most areas could achieve average grain yields if follow up rains come on the back of recent falls…Read More Source: Grain Central Rain lifts WA crop prospects after slow start

Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop $10/tonne on US softness, WA rain

Bearish factors including the recent tumble in US grain futures’ values have overpowered the chronic deficit of local grain in Queensland and New South Wales to see values ease by $10 per tonne in this week’s feedgrain market…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Prices drop /tonne on US softness, WA rain

Man charged with $95,000 Drought Relief Assistance Scheme fraud

A 43-year-old St George man has been charged with 23 fraud related charges after a protracted investigation into three applications made to the Queensland Government’s Drought Relief Assistance Scheme…Read More Source: Grain Central Man charged with ,000 Drought Relief Assistance Scheme fraud

Tapping into water trading

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is hosting irrigator workshops with independent water consultancy Aither for farmers in Mildura, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah, and Benalla throughout July…Read More Source: Grain Central Tapping into water trading

Grainfed sector’s SmartBeef technical forum set for Dalby in October

Registrations are open for the grainfed beef industry’s premier technical event, SMARTBEEF 2019, being held this year over two jam-packed days from 2-4 October at Dalby Events Centre on Queensland’s Darling Downs. The program features a range of speakers, demonstrations and social events, designed to appeal to participants across the beef supply chain…Read More … Read more »

Top producers capitalise on stand-out 2018 cotton season

The top 20 per cent of cotton growers in 2018 grew more cotton for less cost and significantly higher returns than the ‘average’ farmer, according to the recently-released 2018 Australian Cotton Comparative Analysis…Read More Source: Grain Central Top producers capitalise on stand-out 2018 cotton season

Low water allocations reflect worsening NSW drought

As expected, irrigators in inland New South Wales have a zero general allocation for the water year which started this week, and reflects 98 per cent of the state being in drought…Read More Source: Grain Central Low water allocations reflect worsening NSW drought

Government acts to bolster farm trespass laws

The Federal Government has moved to protect landholders from the unlawful actions of activists by introducing new offences for the incitement of trespass, property damage, or theft on agricultural land…Read More Source: Grain Central Government acts to bolster farm trespass laws

Can growers close the wheat yield gap in a hotter, drier climate?

Australian farmers face the challenge of trying to close the gap between actual and potential wheat yields at a time when production increases have plateaued and climatic conditions are changing…Read More Source: Grain Central Can growers close the wheat yield gap in a hotter, drier climate?

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 July 2019

ONSHORE flow brought moderate falls to south-east Queensland and coastal New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in the south-west and south-east of Australia…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 July 2019

Feedgrain Focus: CQ wheat guides new-crop pricing

Consolidating prospects for the Central Queensland crop have allowed its wheat to price into the southern Queensland market as a curtain-raiser for new crop…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: CQ wheat guides new-crop pricing

PNG evolves into bulk market for Australian wheat

Papua New Guinea is now buying Australian wheat in cargoes of up to 25,000 tonnes to supply its flour and feed mills in Lae and Port Moresby. ..Read More Source: Grain Central PNG evolves into bulk market for Australian wheat

SunRice FY19: revenue up 1.3pc, profit down 27pc

SunRice has announced consolidated revenue for the Group for FY19 of $1.2 billion, a 1.3 per cent increase, and a Net Profit After Tax of $32.8 million, a 27pc decrease on the previous year…Read More Source: Grain Central SunRice FY19: revenue up 1.3pc, profit down 27pc

Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

The threat and uncertainty that climate change presents to Australian agriculture is an issue farmers should be taking very seriously, according to SARDI’s principal scientist in climate application, Peter Hayman…Read More Source: Grain Central Climate change threat to the ‘sand castle’ of farming

Shipping line first to offer customers carbon-neutral transport

International shipping customers have for the first time been offered a carbon-neutral shipping service, to align with the growing number of export supply chains seeking to make claims over carbon footprint on their products…Read More Source: Beef Central Shipping line first to offer customers carbon-neutral transport

Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

A drier than average three months is likely for large parts of the country, according to the latest three month rainfall and temperature outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology today. ..Read More Source: Sheep Central Seasonal climate outlook Jul-Sep 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

Cold fronts brought moderate falls to southwest Western Australia, and far southeast Australia, with moderate falls along the east coast of New South Wales from southeasterly winds…Read More Source: Beef Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 26 June 2019

New satellites show worrying view of droughts

Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say scientists from The Australian National University (ANU)…Read More Source: Beef Central New satellites show worrying view of droughts

Stable year for Murray–Darling Basin operators, despite drought: ACCC

Hotter and drier-than-average weather led to reduced water availability and higher prices for tradeable water products in the Murray-Darling Basin in 2017–18…Read More Source: Grain Central Stable year for Murray–Darling Basin operators, despite drought: ACCC

Reinventing Australian agricultural statistics: AFI

The lack of access to reliable and robust statistics about agriculture is a continuing frustration for many in the industry, according to the Australian Farm Institute (AFI)…Read More Source: Grain Central Reinventing Australian agricultural statistics: AFI

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

The survey by management advisory company, McKinsey & Co, found that just four kinds of behaviour accounted for 89 per cent of leadership effectiveness…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Recruitment: Four behaviours that define leadership effectiveness

Respected global management advisory company, McKinsey & Co set out to discover what the top behaviours are that successful leaders consistently demonstrate. With a list of 20 distinct leadership traits, it analysed responses from 189,000 people working in leadership roles in diverse organisations around the world. What did it find?..Read More Source: Sheep Central … Read more »

Black oats threat re-emerges as herbicides fail

The age-old farming menace, black oats, is rearing its head again as the weed of cereal and chickpea crops develops resistance to many of the herbicides that have kept it in check for the past few decades…Read More Source: Grain Central Black oats threat re-emerges as herbicides fail

Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

NEW-CROP wheat and barley from Western Australia has started to trade into Brisbane to reflect the reality of the poor winter-crop outlook for most of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: First WA new-crop booked for Brisbane

How do you feed 10 billion people? 'Plant factories' could be the answer

Scientists are exploring taking crops out of the field and growing them in “speed breeding” warehouses to develop new varieties capable of feeding 10 billion people by 2050. Source: ABC Grain How do you feed 10 billion people? ‘Plant factories’ could be the answer

SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

The South Australian 2019-20 Budget includes outlays on the dog fence and regional roads and investment in the livestock sector, but has cut $5m from PIRSA funding…Read More Source: Beef Central SA budget delivers for livestock sector, PIRSA funds cut

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls in South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania early in the week, while a coastal trough and onshore flow produced locally heavy rain in parts of New South Wales and Queensland…Read More Source: Sheep Central Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 19 June 2019

Mixed prospects for Australian winter crop: ABARES

Australia’s grain production will increase by 20 per cent to 36.4 million tonnes this season but world prices are forecast to decline for most major crops, according to ABARES’ latest outlook…Read More Source: Grain Central Mixed prospects for Australian winter crop: ABARES

Growers brace for tough winter after dry start; recent rains rally hopes: Rabobank

Farmers are bracing for a tough winter after autumn rains eluded much of the country, but the grain sector remained the most positive sector in Rabobank’s latest Rural Confidence Survey…Read More Source: Grain Central Growers brace for tough winter after dry start; recent rains rally hopes: Rabobank

Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

More women than ever before are now choosing professions in the agricultural sphere. But does this translate to more women actually being employed in agriculture? Statistics say not, or at least not yet…Read More Source: Grain Central Recruitment: Where is the gender balance up to in Australian ag?

Feedgrain Focus: Diverging seasons split wheat, barley market

Much-needed rain from WA to southern NSW has seen wheat and barley values in southern markets ease, but prices in the northern markets have been steady to higher as prospects for late planting get slimmer by the day…Read More Source: Beef Central Feedgrain Focus: Diverging seasons split wheat, barley market

Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

One of the ‘founding fathers’ of no-till farming, Jeff Esdaile, continues to be a passionate advocate of the low disturbance, stubble retention farming system that has revolutionised Australian crop production…Read More Source: Grain Central Conservation farming stalwart’s pivotal part in Australia’s no-till story

Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

Low water availability and high water prices have seen just 54,000 paddy tonnes of rice harvested in the Riverina this season, a fraction of the 2018 crop of 623,000 tonnes…Read More Source: Grain Central Riverina rice harvest wraps up with small crop, strong yields + VIDEO

ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

The ACCC has raised concerns about Landmark’s proposed acquisition of Ruralco, asking for stakeholder comment on the competition impact a merged national agency business might have on the agriculture sector…Read More Source: Grain Central ACCC scrutinises proposed Landmark/Ruralco deal

Australian winter crop to bounce back, ABARES says

After a disastrous season last year, the national winter crop is set to rise significantly as rains arrive in WA, the national forecaster says. Source: ABC Grain Australian winter crop to bounce back, ABARES says

Mixed start for Australia’s winter crop season: ABARES

ABARES’s latest crop report released today reflects mixed conditions across Australia and lower than average performance of the 2018-19 winter crop…Read More Source: Grain Central Mixed start for Australia’s winter crop season: ABARES

Open letter to the non-agricultural community: Gladigau

A heartfelt open letter written and posted to social media on Sunday night by South Australian grain grower John Gladigau seeking to explain “what farmers do and why” has attracted thousands of shares and comments…Read More Source: Grain Central Open letter to the non-agricultural community: Gladigau