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Agricultural transport frustrations come to a head in Queensland

Grain Central, 29 March 2017

Queensland grain growers’ frustration with the process required to move oversized agricultural machinery is beginning to boil over.

Property: Switch to cotton buoys demand for Riverina irrigation

Guest Author, 22 March 2017

Irrigated land in southern NSW is in hot demand from investors and family farming operations as the region’s cotton industry expands.

Cotton champions showcase farming practices

Grain Central, 21 March 2017

The Monsanto National Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day hosted by recipients Ian, Marilyn and Harry Carter on their Liverpool Plains property, ‘Connamara’, at Pine Ridge near Quirindi in northern NSW attracted 150 cotton growers and industry representatives.

Machinery auction sets pace for second-hand market

Neil Lyon, 20 March 2017

Big ticket items stole the show in a total clearance of agricultural machinery at an unreserved second-hand machinery sale conducted by Ritchie Bros at Moree in north west NSW on the weekend.

Australian cotton production on the rise as global stocks ease

Grain Central, 13 March 2017

The latest USDA crop report forecasts Australia’s 2016/17 cotton crop will produce 4.5 million bales, up 1.65 million or 58 per cent from last year.

What triggered the Rutherglen bug invasion this summer?

Neil Lyon, 10 March 2017

Just what caused the virtual plague of Rutherglen bugs that invaded northern cropping areas in unprecedented numbers over summer has had scientists searching for answers.

Darling Downs summer crop tour confirms sorghum’s ill thrift

Henry Wells, 27 February 2017

Cooperation between affiliates in two states, members of Grain NSW and Queensland Agricultural Merchants (QAM), culminated in a forum in Toowoomba last Friday.

Cotton reigns supreme on recycled mining water

Neil Lyon, 20 February 2017

The development of an extensive centre pivot irrigation system utilising recycled water from the coal seam gas (CSG) industry, and the trimming down of the enterprise mix to a focus on cotton, have transformed a family farming business on Queensland’s western Darling Downs.

Cotton ginning kicks off in north, heatwave stifles crops in south

Neil Lyon, 16 February 2017

Ginning has begun of this season’s first cotton crops in Central Queensland where Queensland Cotton’s Emerald gin whirred into life on Monday and went onto 24-hour shifts yesterday.

Winter crop crosses the finish line on a record high

Grain Central, 14 February 2017

Australia’s winter crop production for the 2016/17 season hit record highs in all mainland states with an estimated 58.9 million tonnes (Mt) produced nationally, a 49 per cent increase on the previous year.