Quest for ‘Goldilocks’ sorghum – not too hot, not too cold

A trial investigating new sowing dates and lower soil temperature minimums for planting sorghum may lead to a rejigged cropping calendar in the eastern sorghum zone…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 23, 2019

Argie bargy ahead for Australian wheat exporters

Southern-hemisphere cereals powerhouse Argentina has almost finished planting wheat and barley into plenty of moisture. Its exporters have eyes on Asia to continue to build market share Australia couldn’t…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, July 23, 2019

‘Dealing with the dry’ forums support NSW farmers + PICS

Grain growers were offered practical advice about how to manage dry conditions on-farm at a series of ‘Dealing with Drought’ forums in NSW…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Agtech jobs on offer in SwarmFarm Robotics expansion

A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland to help SwarmFarm Robotics undertake the expansion of their business…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Plants defend against insects by inducing ‘leaky gut syndrome’

Plants may induce “leaky gut syndrome”- permeability of the gut lining -in insects as part of a multi-pronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Daily Market Wire 23 July 2019

Most grains and oilseeds futures settled lower on Monday. Cheaper wheat values prompted a return to the marketplace of Egypt’s government grain buyer GASC hopeful of good buying…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 23, 2019

Drought to slow growth in ag land prices: Rabobank

Agricultural land prices rose 15 per cent over 2018, but are expected to slow in the next 18 months as the drought in eastern states brings more properties to market, according to a Rabobank report out today…Read More

Grain Central, July 22, 2019

Push for national farm insurance scheme
Grain Central, July 22, 2019
Drought, climate change drive high water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin
Neal Hughes, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), July 22, 2019


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Wheat

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Barley

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Canola

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What readers are saying

Grain industry shakeup overdue

Oscar, At present GRDC is part funded by grower levies, and part by matching grants from the Commonwealth.(which are capped). State Governments also supply research station real estate, fixed..

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Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

There is much mention of “water is going back into the environment” - does this mean the saved water is going back into the rivers because that is where..

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Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

Great response, would be very beneficial if we ( relative agricultural bodies) could do a follow up on perhaps "landline" to project an apposing point of view. Otherwise i am..

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Ag responds to Four Corners ‘Cash Splash’ episode

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News

Push for national farm insurance scheme

The NSW Government has announced it will spearhead a campaign to establish a nation-wide income protection scheme for farmers…Read More

Grain Central, July 22, 2019

Drought, climate change drive high water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin

Water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have reached their highest levels since the worst of the Millennium drought more than a decade ago…Read More

Neal Hughes, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), July 22, 2019

Recruitment: Three ways to make sure a new employee prospect is the right fit

One of the keys to retaining valuable employees is to hire the right resources in the first place which means employers will often need to look past candidates’ resumes and applications and learn more about them as an actual person…Read More

Grain Central, July 22, 2019

Grain industry shakeup overdue

NSW grain and beef farmer, Oscar Pearse, believes the Australian grains industry is in desperate need of a makeover and would be better served by an industry-owned body that could oversee marketing and manage consumer expectations…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 19, 2019

Weather

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 17 July 2019

Several strong cold fronts generated moderate to heavy falls in southeast Australia, and snow in Alpine regions.
Showers produced moderate falls along the north tropical coast and in central Queensland…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 17, 2019

Positive Indian Ocean Dipole to be dominant influence on Australian climate

A positive Indian Ocean Dipole is likely to bring below average winter–spring rainfall, above average temperatures, and an earlier start to the fire season for southern and central Australia…Read More

Grain Central, July 10, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 10 July 2019

Onshore flow brought moderate falls to southeast Queensland and coastal New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in the southwest and southeast of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 10, 2019

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 3 July 2019

Onshore flow brought moderate falls to southeast Queensland and coastal New South Wales, while strong cold fronts produced moderate falls in the southwest and southeast of Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, July 3, 2019

Cropping

Quest for ‘Goldilocks’ sorghum – not too hot, not too cold

A trial investigating new sowing dates and lower soil temperature minimums for planting sorghum may lead to a rejigged cropping calendar in the eastern sorghum zone…Read More

Neil Lyon, July 23, 2019

Plants defend against insects by inducing ‘leaky gut syndrome’

Plants may induce “leaky gut syndrome”- permeability of the gut lining -in insects as part of a multi-pronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Chinese dragon draws in soaring cotton imports: USDA

China’s cotton imports in 2019/20 are expected to surpass the previous year’s robust level, reinforcing its position as the world’s largest importer…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

‘Big 6’ take the fight up to weeds

Farmers working to build an integrated weed management system that suits their farms are ticking off many of the ‘Big 6’ tactics each season to achieve their goals…Read More

Grain Central, July 18, 2019

Markets

Argie bargy ahead for Australian wheat exporters

Southern-hemisphere cereals powerhouse Argentina has almost finished planting wheat and barley into plenty of moisture. Its exporters have eyes on Asia to continue to build market share Australia couldn’t…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, July 23, 2019

Daily Market Wire 23 July 2019

Most grains and oilseeds futures settled lower on Monday. Cheaper wheat values prompted a return to the marketplace of Egypt’s government grain buyer GASC hopeful of good buying…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 23, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 July 2019

Futures markets had a strong showing on Friday in North America and Europe. Potential demand by China for US soybeans led futures higher. Rain in Western Australia was much as forecast and NSW and southern Queensland continues to deteriorate…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, July 22, 2019

World insights at AGIC 2019 + GTA training day

The impact of competition in South-east Asian wheat markets is being highlighted in the Rising Tides session at AGIC 2019 + GTA invites bookings for training workshop the day prior to conference…Read More

Grain Central, July 19, 2019

Machinery

Agtech jobs on offer in SwarmFarm Robotics expansion

A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland to help SwarmFarm Robotics undertake the expansion of their business…Read More

Grain Central, July 23, 2019

Predictive machinery monitoring nips problems in the bud

New machinery monitoring technology that provides real-time data on a tractor or harvester’s ‘health’ is helping farmers and their service providers identify emerging problems and nip them in the bud before they become full-blown issues. ..Read More

Neil Lyon, June 7, 2019

Tasmania introduces quad safety rebate

The Tasmanian government is set to introduce a $700,000 package of measures to improve quad bike safety, including a $500,000 rebate scheme for the fitting of approved rollover or crush protection devices to farmers’ quad bikes…Read More

Grain Central, June 4, 2019

Truck selloff sign of grain cartage pressures

The sale of 18 prime movers and 29 trailers by South Australian-based grain and fertiliser cartage specialists, Bee Jays Haulage, represents a strategic restructuring of the business in response to shifting demand in a tough season…Read More

Neil Lyon, June 3, 2019

Property

Drought to slow growth in ag land prices: Rabobank

Agricultural land prices rose 15 per cent over 2018, but are expected to slow in the next 18 months as the drought in eastern states brings more properties to market, according to a Rabobank report out today…Read More

Grain Central, July 22, 2019

Farmers kick along NSW-Queensland border property sales

The Brett family’s recent purchase of Welldown at Toobeah shows confidence in the region’s ability to produce grain in challenging seasons…Read More

Liz Wells, July 17, 2019

UWE solvent despite Currabubula machinery sale

The impending sale of seven items of farm equipment housed on Currabubula Station is not related to the operations of associated company United World Enterprises (UWE), which remains solvent as a Sydney-based commodities trader…Read More

Liz Wells, July 5, 2019

Codenwarra West listing offers scope in Emerald

Irrigated and dryland wheat crops, a stand of leucaena and plenty of water to plant cotton in coming months are features of Emerald property Codenwarra West. ..Read More

Grain Central, June 26, 2019

Beef Central

Future Drought Fund passes Parliament

The National Farmers' Federation has heralded the passing of the Future Drought Fund in the House of Representatives overnight, which it says ushers in a new era in drought.. Read More

Prime time for feral pig control

Landholders are being urged to take the opportunity presented by drought to control pigs and reduce the risk of disease and stock feed losses. ..Read More.. Read More

NSW Govt enacts hefty fines for farm invasion

The New South Wales Government’s introduction of hefty new on-the-spot farm trespass fines targeting animal activists recognises the risk of biosecurity breaches caused by animal activists invading family farms,.. Read More

Tourism and hospitality investor to join AA Co board

Dutch-American tourism and hospitality industry investor and executive, Marc Blazer, is set to join the Australian Agricultural Co board following its annual general meeting in Brisbane later this month...Read More

Sheep Central

From $10 a lamb to $10 a kilogram, high prices are OK – Strong

AUSTRALIAN sheep producers should not be concerned about the ability of domestic and export markets to pay the current high prices for lamb and mutton, Meat & Livestock Australia.. Read More

World’s first digital ram at Bendigo meets his real world forerunner

THE world’s first augmented reality Merino ram sale took its first steps on the show ring floor at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show yesterday...Read More.. Read More

Glenpaen Merino stud dominates show ring and tops sale at Bendigo

VICTORIAN Merino stud Glenpaen was all victorious at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at the weekend, topping the ram sale yesterday and besting all-comers in the show ring...Read More

Sheep and lamb prices lift as AuctionsPlus offerings drop

SHEEP and lamb numbers on the AuctionsPlus online platform dropped sharply last week, but prices in most categories increased...Read More.. Read More

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