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Hydraulic air flow invention helping to avert harvester fires

James Nason, 21 September 2018

A spate of harvester fires during the 2016 harvest convinced Horsham farming brothers Frank and Chris Burchell to take matters into their own hands.

Australia exports 46,399t of canola in July ahead of clouded new-crop outlook

Liz Wells, 21 September 2018

Australia exported 46,399 tonnes of canola in July to mark the rundown in old-crop supplies, as the market shifts focus to the fate of the weather-affected new-crop.

SunRice shareholders vote in favour of ASX listing

Grain Central, 21 September 2018

SunRice shareholders have today voted in favour of listing the company’s B-class shares on the Australian Stock Exchange, and appointing Luisa Catanazaro and Andrew Crane as external directors.

Dietitian turned photographer set to tell city the story of grain

Liz Wells, 21 September 2018

After 10 years of working as a community-health dietitian, Jenani Therone understands the size of the knowledge gap around food production, and is out to help bridge it with her fine-art photography.

Recruitment: Is automated farming a threat to job security?

Grain Central, 21 September 2018

Will the pace of implementation of automated farming technologies threaten or enhance the job opportunities in agriculture in the future? Agricultural Appointments’ Dr Ray Johnson offers some questions and answers …

Daily Market Wire 21 September 2018

Guest Author, 21 September 2018

Soybean futures rallied 2 per cent overnight, leading corn higher, while wheat showed a mild gain.  US dollar weakness in recent days played its part raising in US dollar denominated prices.  Australia’s tough September continued and prices fired again.

Henty field days showcase + PICS

Grain Central, 20 September 2018

The action is wrapping up this afternoon at the Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales as the annual, three-day event draws to a close.

Feedgrain Focus: WA frost and eastern dry lift values

Guest Author, 20 September 2018

Feedgrain values in Victoria and southern New South Wales have jumped by up to $15 per tonne in the past week in response to frosts and dry weather which have depleted yield prospects in some areas.

Canola pest alert in WA

Grain Central, 20 September 2018

Diamondback moth (DBM) caterpillar populations are increasing in Western Australian canola crops this spring and growers are advised to start regularly checking crops for the potentially damaging pest.

US heads for record summer crop yields: USDA

Grain Central, 20 September 2018

Record yields are on the cards for the US summer crops of corn and soybeans. Corn recently began an earlier-than-usual harvest in the US mid-west.

SA’s FREE Eyre outsources FE Grain role to Market Check

Liz Wells, 20 September 2018

FREE Eyre Limited is outsourcing the grain-marketing function of its entity, FE Grain, to Market Check to allow it to concentrate on its proposed development of a bulk-handling facility at Port Spencer on the Eyre Peninsula.

Daily Market Wire 20 September 2018

Guest Author, 20 September 2018

US wheat and soybeans futures closed around 2 per cent firmer on different drivers. Australia’s dry spring weather drags on.

Southern growers weigh up crop salvage options

Neil Lyon, 19 September 2018

Grain growers across south eastern Australia are considering their options for salvaging crops impacted by ongoing dry conditions and a series of frosts in the last two weeks.

Australia’s July wheat exports at 1.35Mt creep up from June

Liz Wells, 19 September 2018

Australia exported 1.35 million tonnes of wheat in July, up marginally from 1.34Mt shipped in June, according to the latest export figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

2019 Nuffield scholars announced

Grain Central, 19 September 2018

A new crop of 17 leading primary producers in Australia yesterday have been awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarships for 2019.

Steel post straightener big hit at Henty Machinery Field Days + VIDEO

James Nason, 19 September 2018

Many people would like to re-use steel posts recovered from old fences, but finding a way to successfully and efficiently straighten them has always been a challenge. A newly released machine showcased at Henty allows bent posts to be restraightened and re-used in a matter of seconds.

Weekly rainfall wrap + 14 day rain outlook, 12 Sept 2018

Grain Central, 19 September 2018

Onshore flow brought moderate falls to the east coast between central Queensland and northeastern New South Wales at the start of the week, while a low and a cold front produced moderate falls over southeastern Australia mid-week.

Daily Market Wire 19 September 2018

Guest Author, 19 September 2018

US wheat futures overnight lifted almost 1pc in spite of moves in corn and beans, the basket case. Wheat price in Australia lifted sharply yesterday amid talk of contract washouts.

Hay rake takes out Henty machinery award

Neil Lyon, 18 September 2018

A simpler, safer, ‘sexier’ trailed finger-wheel rake manufactured by South Australian company, Schinckel Hayrakes, Naracoorte, has taken out the Machine of the Year award at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days in southern New South Wales.

Farm production value remains stable despite drought: ABARES

Grain Central, 18 September 2018

The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55b, despite very dry conditions in some places, according to ABARES’ latest quarterly report released today.

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