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COVID-19 triggers shift in agribusiness foreign exchange behaviours

The Australian dollar traded at a 17-year low in March, triggering a shift in behaviour for many agribusinesses looking to take advantage of favourable exchange rates to market their products…Read More

Grain Central, June 4, 2020

Australia’s winter crop planting set to soar more than 25pc: Rabobank

Australia’s winter crop planting is set to climb by over 25pc this year on the back of widespread and well-timed rainfall across most of the country, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, June 3, 2020

Webinar: Creating a lasting legacy for farm businesses and family through succession planning

Isobel Knight, who has presented widely on the topic of succession planning at primary producer gatherings across Australia over the past 15 years, will deliver an information-packed webinar on the topic next Wednesday, including an interactive question and answer session…Read More

Cath Condon, June 3, 2020

Summit Fertilizers, DataFarming ink deal for WA

DataFarming NDVI images are now available through Summit Fertilizer’s platform to allow its WA clients to better monitor their soils, crops and pastures…Read More

Grain Central, June 2, 2020

Grain Central’s May 2020 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Recruitment: Beyond COVID-19 – Will there continue to be a shortfall of skills in agriculture?

What implications can we expect due to the rise in national unemployment attributed to coronavirus?..Read More

Grain Central, June 1, 2020

Why flour is still missing from supermarket shelves

Why are there flour shortages from Europe to the United States and Australia? The answer is both simple and complex…Read More

Brigit Busicchia, Macquarie University, May 29, 2020

Regulation, restrictions threaten development of ag chemicals

Agricultural chemical production is facing increasing public scrutiny and heightened regulation that are stifling the production of new and innovative herbicides and pesticides…Read More

Grain Central, May 29, 2020

Honda latest to withdraw from Australian quad market

Honda has become the latest manufacturer to announce it will withdraw from the Australian quad bike market on October 10 next year, claiming it can’t meet the new standards applied by the Australian Government…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 28, 2020

Drought prompts $5.6 billion FMD drawdown to supplement cash flow

The national balance held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) was drawn down to $5.6 billion in March 2020, with a significantly higher rate of withdrawals in drought impacted states…Read More

Grain Central, May 28, 2020

Reader survey: Share your feedback and enter draw to win $200 voucher

We want your feedback! Tell us what you think about Grain Central and enter the draw to win a $200 voucher from Barbeques Galore…Read More

Grain Central, May 25, 2020

China’s barley tariff explained: diplomacy the way forward

Australia should use a diplomatic approach to defusing the bilateral tensions arising from China’s imposition of a tariff on Australian barley…Read More

Dr Weihuan Zhou, UNSW, May 26, 2020

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