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Rains set up ideal conditions for NSW, Vic winter cropping season

Widespread rain across NSW and Victorian cropping regions last week has kicked along early-sown dual-purpose crops and set up ideal conditions for the main winter crop planting…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 6, 2020

Visa changes to secure farm workforce during COVID-19 crisis

The Federal Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during the COVID-19 crisis…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

2020 will be a difficult year, but farmers likely to ‘weather COVID-19 storm’: Rabobank

Despite significant challenges from the global economic downturn and downward pressure on commodity prices, Australia’s agricultural sector is in a good position to weather the COVID-19 storm, according to Rabobank…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Recruitment: Recognising six different bosses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

During a typical career, you’ll encounter many different bosses. Along the way it’s important to be able to identify the personality types you are working with, and be able to deal with ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2020

Agfarm to close as search for new owner abandoned

Agfarm looks set to close its doors in coming months as its owners Nutrien Ag Solutions and CHS Inc call time on a sale campaign for the business. ..Read More

Liz Wells, April 3, 2020

Grain Central’s March 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, April 3, 2020

‘Tequila’ plant could be potential source of biofuel

The agave plant used to make tequila could be established in semi-arid Australia as a biofuel solution to Australia’s transport fuel shortage…Read More

Grain Central, April 2, 2020

Rice under pressure as drought slashes production, COVID-19 increases demand

The Australian rice industry is struggling to meet domestic demand, hit with the double whammy of a drought-hit shortfall in production and a surge in consumer demand sparked by the COVID-19 crisis…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 1, 2020

COVID-19: GTA calls for communication, consultation

Grain Trade Australia has held the first of three webinars for its members to help them navigate through a raft of financial and employment issues tied to COVID-19…Read More

Henry Wells, March 31, 2020

GRDC announces formation of Grains Australia Ltd body

GRDC has today announced the formation of Grains Australia Ltd to deliver industry-good services and functions including variety classification…Read More

Grain Central, March 30, 2020

Rice industry seeks water allocation to counter drought, COVID-19 impacts

SunRice has commenced discussions with the Commonwealth Government for an allocation of water to rice growers ahead of the 2020 planting to ensure the continued supply of rice for domestic consumption…Read More

Grain Central, March 30, 2020

UPDATED: COVID-19: Tricky for truckies, working for road, rail, sea

Border closures in Queensland and South Australia to limit the spread of COVID-19 are not impeding the flow of interstate grain, but heightened cleaning requirements are making it tough for truckies on the road. ..Read More

Liz Wells, March 27, 2020

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