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Grain Central’s November 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, December 2, 2020

Australia on track for near record 51.5Mt winter crop: ABARES

ABARES is forecasting a 76pc rise in Australia’s 2020-21 winter crop production to 51.5Mt, second only to the record 56.7Mt in 2016–17…Read More

Grain Central, December 1, 2020

Should Australia take China to the WTO over barley tariff?

Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has given a strong indication Australia will take China to the WTO over its import tariff on Australian barley. The move has prompted a mixed reaction from grain industry leaders…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 30, 2020

Squib buys Viterra Millicent sites for expanding canola crush

The Earl brothers’ Squib Group has bought both Viterra sites in Millicent to increase canola storage for their expanding crushing plant, now the only one of its kind in South Australia…Read More

Liz Wells, November 30, 2020

Recruitment: Close link between staff satisfaction and ag business performance

The most successful farmers overseas have mastered staff retention and are considered ‘employers of choice’ in their industry and community, a former Nuffield scholar’s research suggests…Read More

Grain Central, November 30, 2020

Heatwave set to strike NSW-Qld summer crops

Extreme heat wave conditions are forecast to hit the summer cropping regions of southern Queensland and north west New South Wales over the coming week…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 27, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Truck squeeze, weather support prices

Export demand and limited grower selling are helping to support prices this week as the market heeds a dry and extremely hot week ahead for south-eastern Australia which may prompt some harvest bans. ..Read More

Liz Wells, November 26, 2020

Big opportunity for ag to sell ‘clean and green’ credentials

Australia may not be promoting our strong credentials in sustainability in a language that our trade partners understand. What is holding us back?..Read More

John Harvey, AgriFutures Australia managing director, November 26, 2020

Canola maintains buoyancy amid harvest pressure

Strong canola prices sweetened by bonifications paid for high oil content continue to see Australia’s major winter oilseed as the cash favourite for growers selling at harvest…Read More

Liz Wells, November 25, 2020

Recruitment: Is remuneration a challenge to future ag industry growth?

A significant improvement in remuneration in the agriculture and farming sector needs to take place to attract talent, a recent report suggests…Read More

Grain Central, November 23, 2020

From pioneering no-till advocate to ag communications guru, John Cameron

No-till advocate, agronomist and agricultural communications specialist, John Cameron, has played an instrumental role in the advancement of farming systems throughout the northern farming zone…Read More

Neil Lyon, November 20, 2020

Feedgrain Focus: Saudi price lifts barley, wheat mixed

Prices in the latest Saudi tender have supported barley values, while wheat prices have softened in the south but firmed in the north…Read More

Liz Wells, November 19, 2020

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