Ag achievers recognised in 2020 Australia Day awards

A former National Farmers Federation president, the current AgForce Queensland president, and Australia’s first indigenous woman to manage a cattle station are among identities from the agricultural sector to receive Australia Day Awards in 2020…Read More

Grain Central, January 26, 2020

Police investigate hay fraud targeting farmers

NSW Police’s Rural Crime investigators have established Strike Force Woden to investigate reports of a fraud currently targeting farmers from drought-stricken communities across NSW…Read More

Grain Central, January 24, 2020

Hail destroys CSIRO glass houses, sets back vital crop research

A massive hail storm that hit Canberra on Monday destroyed 63 glass houses at the CSIRO’s Black Mountain centre, wrecking important plant trials and setting back crop research programs by 12 months or more…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 23, 2020

Transparency in fodder and grain supply data needed

Greater transparency in grain and hay stocks information would assist bushfire and drought recovery as well as supply chain sustainability and livestock market volatility, according to supporters of a national database concept…Read More

Terry Sim, January 23, 2020

Dead carp find potential as fertiliser, feed

Researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia have found that dead carp could be used successfully in a range of ways, from fertiliser to feed…Read More

Grain Central, January 23, 2020

$4m grant round to enhance food chain traceability

The Federal Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for grants worth $4 million to fund projects to enhance traceability in the food supply chain…Read More

Grain Central, January 23, 2020

Eastern rains prompt fodder action, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 21, 2020

Bushfires, drought escalate calls for a national fodder database

The fodder industry has ramped-up calls for a database to provide better insight into stocks and demand, as the growing need for livestock feed drains hay supplies…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2020

Recruitment: Employability skills job candidates will need in 2020

Whether you’re currently employed or actively searching for a new career, employability skills have a strong correlation to success on-the-job…Read More

Grain Central, January 20, 2020

Recruitment: Improving communication in the workplace

People communicate hundreds, perhaps thousands of times every day – although just because it is something that is done almost instinctively, it does not mean that everyone is a good communicator. Here’s some tips to improve…Read More

Grain Central, November 1, 2019

Upskilling graduate agronomists to handle the tough issues

A new project developed especially for graduate agronomists in Queensland and NSW will offer newcomers to the grains sector an opportunity to boost their professional skills…Read More

Grain Central, October 31, 2019

Recruitment: Four recruiting mistakes that could cost you money

Big mistakes in the hiring process undermine team morale, are expensive and mean you’re probably missing out on the talent you desperately need in your organisation…Read More

Jon Condon, October 28, 2019

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