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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.

Five innovations set to shape ag’s future

Guest Author, 01 December 2016

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.

Burren Junction grain facility upgrade cuts freight times

Grain Central, 01 December 2016

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.

Livestock feed options for frost-damaged cereal crops

Grain Central, 22 November 2016

Grain growers with frost-damaged cereal crops are encouraged to consider a range of options to maximise their value to their farm business.

Farmer floats idea for shipping container grain storage

Grain Central, 21 November 2016

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.

CQ grains dinner to celebrate industry achievements

Grain Central, 11 November 2016

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.