Paraway lists three NSW aggregations with cropping focus

Macquarie’s Paraway Pastoral Company is selling its Bundemar Park, Laura Downs and Paddy’s River aggregations to reduce the size of its Coonamble and Trangie holdings following its purchase last year of a clutch of Hassad assets…Read More

Liz Wells, February 12, 2019

Viridis Ag downsize returns Eyre Peninsula/NSW farms to market

In what is set to become one of the shortest ownerships in recent corporate-farming history, Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management’s Viridis Ag is preparing to offload its South Australian cropping aggregation and part of its NSW mixed-farming aggregation, both of which were purchased in October last year…Read More

Liz Wells, February 11, 2019

New analytics platform for assessing rural land

CSIRO and rural technology start-up, Digital Agriculture Services (DAS), have launched an innovative new platform that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud-based geospatial technology that will comprehensively assess and monitor rural land anywhere in Australia,..Read More

Grain Central, January 22, 2019

Grain Central stories that led the news in 2018

In a year of mixed fortunes for Australian grain growers, Grain Central takes a look back over the stories that led the news in the cropping world in 2018…Read More

Grain Central, January 16, 2019

How to grow crops on Mars

With the recent landing on Mars of NASA’s InSight lander, bringing closer the prospect of humans one day visiting the planet, scientists are puzzling over how to grow the food to feed them there…Read More

Briardo Llorente, December 7, 2018

Lower cotton/cattle/wheat prices drive commodities index down: NAB

Lower cattle and cotton prices, and a slight easing in the price of wheat, have seen the National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fall by 1.1 per cent in January, after a 0.5pc increase in December…Read More

Grain Central, February 13, 2019

SunRice delivers $25/t bonus payment

SunRice has announced an additional payment of $25 per tonne for all varieties delivered into the 2018 crop year (C18) Rice Pool, providing a $12 million injection for Riverina rice growers…Read More

Grain Central, February 13, 2019

Changing of the guard at Grains Research Foundation

Goondiwindi cropping farmer and agricultural consultant, Damien Scanlan, has stepped down as chair of the Grains Research Foundation Limited (GRFL), handing over to next-generation grower, Luke Skerman…Read More

Neil Lyon, February 12, 2019

ChemCert seeks stay of registration decision

Chemical-use training group ChemCert has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review the expiry of its registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority…Read More

Grain Central, February 12, 2019

Wheat’s wild past holds key to better bread

Genetic researchers have gone wild in their hunt for wheat proteins, investigating the genetic origins of modern wheat, and examining the genes of wild wheat, in their quest to produce better bread…Read More

Grain Central, February 12, 2019

China/Brazil lead global cotton charge: USDA

World cotton production for the 2018/19 season is forecast up slightly, led by larger crops in China, Brazil, and Australia more than offsetting lower production in Turkey and India, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)…Read More

Grain Central, February 11, 2019

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