Facebook Twitter

Renewed call for transparency in grain stocks reporting

Neil Lyon, 25 May 2017

Graingrower representative bodies are ramping up pressure on the Federal Government to take more decisive steps to implement Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce recommendations for an open, transparent grain stocks reporting system in Australia.

Drop in world wheat production: USDA

Guest Author, 15 May 2017

Global wheat production will decrease 15 million metric tonnes (MMT) from 753MMT to 738MMT for the coming season, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) first global production forecast for the season.

Southern Queensland transport interchange to drive down grain costs

Neil Lyon, 10 May 2017

Construction began today on a new intermodal transport interchange on the western outskirts of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs that will link with the new Inland Rail line and has the potential to bring significant cost benefits to grain producers and exporters.

Blockchain bolsters grain payment security

Grain Central, 08 May 2017

Australian technology company, AgriDigital, has conducted the world’s first live settlement of a physical commodity via blockchain, opening up new opportunities for grain growers.

Sydney Royal grain young judge eyes ag future

Henry Wells, 21 April 2017

It is perhaps no great surprise that the winner of the 2017 Sydney Royal Show young grain judging competition is eyeing a future career in agronomy.

Aussie dollar underpins grain values: US expert

Neil Lyon, 17 March 2017

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.

Graincorp’s $41m boost to get grain back on track in Qld

Neil Lyon, 22 February 2017

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.

Bean-shaped sensors to monitor grain storages

Grain Central, 06 February 2017

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.

Use fumigants correctly to protect this year’s bumper grains harvest

Grain Central, 01 February 2017

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.

New opportunity for Australian wheat as India axes import tax

Guest Author, 12 December 2016

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.