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Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Severe frosts in WA’s central grainbelt and a dry spring have shaved around 700,000 tonnes off the state’s forecast winter crop in the past month, but it’s still on track for a record…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Federal Govt approves $32M loan for Kimberley cotton gin

The Federal Government has approved a loan of up to $32 million to construct Stage 1 of a cotton gin at Kununurra in Western Australia’s Ord region…Read More

Grain Central, September 17, 2021

Diesel prices increase 27c in 2021, pushing transport fees higher

Diesel prices have been increasing for the majority of 2021 after a dramatic drop last year…Read More

Eric Barker, September 15, 2021

Farmer confidence soars, buoyed by season, prices: Rabobank

A second consecutive year of good seasonal conditions and high commodity prices has seen farmer sentiment surge in recent months, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2021

Crop production drives Australian ag to record-busting, $73 billion year: ABARES

The agricultural sector is looking at another record-breaking year, with the gross value of production (GVP) forecast to reach $73 billion in 2021-22, according to ABARES’ latest estimates…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2021

Data exchange for Australian agrifood planned

A consortium of leading agrifood stakeholders has announced the establishment of the Australian AgriFood Data Exchange to enable fluid collaboration up and down the supply chain…Read More

Grain Central, September 15, 2021

WA waits to determine impact of weekend frost on winter crop

A savage frost that hit the WA grainbelt last weekend has prompted GIWA to delay its monthly crop report until the extent of the damage has been determined…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 9, 2021

AGIC 2021: Plant-based meat targets offshore growth

Plant-based meat is targeting a growing market in Asia that animal meat cannot fill, according to v2food founder and CEO Nick Hazell…Read More

Liz Wells, September 9, 2021

Labour shortage hangs over bumper winter crop harvest

Grain growers are becoming increasingly desperate to secure labour for the fast-approaching winter crop harvest as COVID restrictions and border closures cut off the usual supply of interstate and overseas workers…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 8, 2021

Qube to acquire Newcastle Agri Terminal

Listed Australian logistics major Qube Holdings Limited has entered into an agreement to acquire Newcastle Agri Terminal from the existing shareholders…Read More

Grain Central, September 8, 2021

CBH Fertiliser to build new store at Kwinana

CBH Fertiliser will build a new liquid and granular fertiliser storage facility near Kwinana Grain Terminal in Western Australia that will significantly expand the CBH Fertiliser business…Read More

Grain Central, September 8, 2021

Record canola underpins potential 54.8Mt winter crop: ABARES

Australian winter crops are set for another bumper year with favourable conditions and a record amount of land sown to winter crops, according to ABARES’ Australian Crop Report released today…Read More

Grain Central, September 7, 2021

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