In a world awash with grain, United States grains expert, Dan Basse, advises Australian farmers to keep a close watch on the Australian dollar because it will largely dictate the value of Australian grain prices.
Eastern seaboard grain handler, GrainCorp, has called on the Queensland Government to co-contribute $11 million towards a $52 million project to build two new grain handling facilities and upgrade the rail network in southern and central Queensland.
Thumb-sized “plastic beans” filled with sensors and tossed into grain bins and storage facilities to monitor grain moisture levels could be the next frontier in precision agriculture technology.
With much of this year’s bumper winter crop harvest stored on-farm, growers are urged to adopt the correct fumigation techniques to protect the grain and prevent losses and downgrading.
India has dropped its 10 per cent import tax on wheat to zero, a move which is expected to trigger near-term sales for Australian wheat.
From autonomous machinery to wireless farming tech that constantly monitors soil moisture, plant growth and animal health, it’s hard to foresee what the future holds for farming. This is especially true when you consider it has only been 100 years since we started using tractors in place of animal power in Australia.
GrainCorp has partnered with the NSW Government to deliver a $4.7 million upgrade to a major grains handling facility at Burren Junction in northern NSW.
Grain growers with frost-damaged cereal crops are encouraged to consider a range of options to maximise their value to their farm business.
Faced with a shortage of storage space in local silos and a surplus of low-value grain, southern Queensland livestock and cropping farmer, Charles Nason, is exploring the novel solution of setting up a home-grown, on-farm grain storage facility using shipping containers.
The who’s who of the grains industry will gather in Emerald in Central Queensland next month for a gala dinner and industry tours to celebrate the sector’s successes and shine a light on the diversity and quality of agricultural production in CQ.