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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.