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New ‘Buck’ naked barley: food, feed, brew

Grain Central, 22 January 2018

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) in the United States are giving an ancient grain a new life: a barley that is naked, but not in an indecent way.

World wheat production set for 757Mt record

Grain Central, 16 January 2018

Global wheat production for 2017/18 is set to reach a record 757 million tonnes (Mt), driven primarily by a larger crop from Russia, according to the latest report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

China adds depth to Australian barley export market

Guest Author, 16 January 2018

Many traders have turned their attention to barley to fill nearby shipping stem commitments between now and mid-March, with China a major market.

Year in review – Grain stories that led the news in 2017

Grain Central, 21 December 2017

It was always going to be a tough ask for 2017 to match the extraordinary cropping year of 2016 when Australia produced a record winter crop of 59.1 million tonnes (Mt). From a brutal summer that knocked the stuffing out of crops to a ‘mixed bag’ winter cropping season across Australia, and from research breakthroughs to glyphosate reprieves, Grain Central wraps up the year that was for Australia’s grains and cropping sector.

Here’s cheers to SA’s Limestone Coast farmers

Grain Central, 21 December 2017

Barley from South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now sent around Australia and the globe for beer production via Naracoorte’s new silo storage facility at TE Storage and Logistics.

Eastern Australia harvest intake nears 10Mt as Victoria eclipses NSW

Grain Central, 19 December 2017

South Australian growers have delivered 1.2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain in the week to 17 December to bulk handler, Viterra, to take the state total to 4.8Mt, while GrainCorp reports the Victorian intake at 2.43Mt has now shot past the NSW figure of 1.98Mt.

CBH lifts WA harvest estimate as receivals hit 11.2Mt

Grain Central, 18 December 2017

Western Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has lifted its crop estimate for the state’s current harvest to 12.7-13.2 million tonnes.

Revised China protocols plus zero tariff boost Australian barley prospects

Henry Wells, 13 December 2017

Last month’s rewrite of Australia’s Import Management Protocol (IMP) with China, coupled with a unique zero tariff under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), has galvanised export prospects for Australian barley into its biggest market.

Eastern harvest intake passes 7Mt after week of rain delays

Grain Central, 12 December 2017

Deliveries to South Australia’s bulk handler, Viterra, hit 3.5 million tonnes (Mt) on Monday while progress in Queensland, NSW and Victoria has seen GrainCorp’s harvest total to yesterday reach 3.86Mt.

WA harvest rockets past 9Mt

Grain Central, 11 December 2017

West Australian bulk handler, CBH Group, has received 9.22 million tonnes (Mt) of grain, close to 80 per cent of the total expected, in the state’s harvest as of 7 December.