GrowerCo calls for perspective on politics behind case for Newcastle

On the eve of the NSW election, GrowerCo director and farmer Charles Brett says politicians should ensure the Port of Newcastle can compete on a level playing field when it comes to being an export point for grain grown in northwest NSW…Read More

Charles Brett, GrowerCo, March 22, 2019

Daily Market Wire 22 March 2019

Despite stronger US currency, Thursday night’s futures markets built a little on the sizeable rally the previous session. Barley is in the sights of Saudi Arabia today, though China corn and beans talk predominates…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 22, 2019

Feedgrain Focus: Prices firm despite northern rain

Despite rain in the north and big tonnages of grain arriving from the west, markets from southern Queensland to Melbourne were paying as much or more for grain this week as they were last week.
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Liz and Henry Wells, March 21, 2019

Daily Market Wire 21 March 2019

The US dollar fell hard overnight and most dollar-denominated commodities’ prices rose accordingly. Russia set its sights on higher quality parameters for export. Extended rain was forecast over eastern Nebraska, while Australia forecasts Cyclone Trevor may bring rain to Queensland’s arable zone…Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 21, 2019

Grain sector braces for “trade war tremors”

A return to average seasonal conditions this year will see Australia’s grain sector facing a challenge of a different kind – exposure to the fall-out of ongoing US-China trade tensions…Read More

Grain Central, March 20, 2019

Speakers announced for GTA’s first logistics conference

Grain Trade Australia is hosting Australia’s first grain logistics conference next month, which will give an insight into the changing supply chain for bulk and containerised grain…Read More

Liz Wells, March 20, 2019

Vigilance needed to hold market share in Indonesia: AEGIC

Indonesia is Australia’s biggest wheat market, and AEGIC’s Richard Simonaitis says Australia needs to retain its share of the noodle market, and effectively target its premium-baking and feedgrain sectors…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

New-crop Australian canola exports show strong European demand

European crushers were the destination for 316,225 tonnes, or 98 per cent, of the 323,972t of Australian canola shipped in November and December, according to the latest shipment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ..Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

Proposed Newcastle container terminal could save grain $15/t

Access for long trains and big ships to a proposed container terminal at the Port of Newcastle are attracting the attention of agricultural exporters in the northern half of New South Wales as they eye freight savings of $10-$15 per tonne…Read More

Liz Wells, February 25, 2019

Australia ships 891,201t of barley to China in December

Australia shipped 891,201 tonnes of barley to China in December to kick off its current-crop shipments, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Sorghum exports have dwindled to a trickle…Read More

Grain Central, February 22, 2019

T-Ports on track to take 2019 grain in Eyre Peninsula shake-up

With both its bunker sites complete, T-Ports is almost ready to receive grain to supply to its Lucky Bay terminal in South Australia which it expects will be ready to start operations in time for this year’s harvest…Read More

Liz Wells, February 19, 2019

Volume buying from Bangladesh supports chickpeas into 2019

Bangladesh is the lone market for bulk Australian chickpeas, but strength in new-crop bids suggest there may be more volume customers later in the year…Read More

Liz Wells, February 18, 2019

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