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Contractors pitch for harvesting rate rise

Neil Lyon, 27 April 2017

Contract harvesting charges need to rise to reflect the real cost of the service at a time when an exponential hike in costs threatens the viability of operators, according to Australian Custom Harvesters NSW representative, Rod Gribble.

WA grain growers look beyond above-average season

Grain Central, 14 March 2017

Now WA growers have a clearer understanding of their financial position after winter crop harvest, they need to start planning for the year ahead.

Heat and dryness reduce sorghum prospects

Grain Central, 10 March 2017

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) analysts predict Australian sorghum production for 2016/17 will reach 1.2 million tonnes (Mt), down 0.8Mt or 41pc from last year.

Big wet whacks Tassie wheat; canola comes out a winner

Neil Lyon, 02 March 2017

The extraordinarily wet growing season that created an Australian record-breaking canola crop in northern Tasmania this season produced mixed results for the region’s recently-harvested wheat crops.

Bumper harvest set to give GrainCorp three-fold profit windfall

Grain Central, 24 February 2017

Australia’s record winter crop harvest is set to lift profits for eastern seaboard grain handler, GrainCorp, by $53 million to between $130 and $160 million for the 2016-17 financial year despite a slump in global wheat prices, according to preliminary results released at the company’s annual general meeting today.

Harvesters roll through corn fields hit by hot, dry season

Neil Lyon, 24 February 2017

Harvesters are well into stripping this season’s corn crops in Queensland and northern NSW, taking off grain for the grit and feed markets, while southern growers in the Riverina and Victoria are underway with their first corn cuts for silage.

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.

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.

Western Australia wraps up record winter crop harvest

Neil Lyon, 03 February 2017

The news just gets better and better for Western Australian grain growers as a bumper harvest draws to a close, with analysts revising upwards the state’s total winter crop production to a record 18 million tonnes (Mt) plus.

Cotton picking kicks off in Central Queensland

Neil Lyon, 02 February 2017

Picking is underway this week on the first of this season’s cotton crops in Central Queensland (CQ), marking an early start to a harvest program that is set to become the ‘norm’ following the introduction of the new Bollgard III varieties this season.