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WA harvest hits 1.27Mt as export demand resurfaces: CBH

Grain Central, 12 November 2018

Western Australian growers have delivered 1.27 million tonnes of grain in the harvest to November 8. State bulk handler CBH Group said interest from export customers is on the rise as domestic demand from eastern states takes a back seat.

Barley among key drivers of 1.8 per cent rise in commodities index: NAB

Grain Central, 12 November 2018

Following a large monthly gain of 6.5 per cent in September, the National Australia Bank Rural Commodities Index has continued to perform well month-on-month, rising a further 1.8pc in October. Sugar and barley were key drivers.

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum volatile as market weighs up rain, heat

Liz Wells, 08 November 2018

Harvest is rolling south through New South Wales, but its pressure on prices is yet to be seen, while on sorghum, a heatwave drove up prices based on uncertain prospects for the crop now being planted.

Australia set for smallest winter crop in a decade: Rural Bank

Grain Central, 01 November 2018

Australia is likely to produce a total winter crop for 2018/19 of 30 million tonnes (Mt) – give or take 2Mt – 30 per cent less than the previous season and the smallest crop in a decade, according to Rural Bank’s ‘Australian Crop Annual Review 2018’.

Feedgrain Focus: Outlook for less grain from Victoria kicks market

Guest Author, 18 October 2018

Feedgrain prices have traded steady to higher in the past week, while cottonseed values have eased in response to recent rain which has bolstered prospects for pasture growth and sorghum planting.

Weekend rains arrest slide in WA winter crop potential

Neil Lyon, 15 October 2018

Western Australia’s winter crop continues to ride the roller coaster with savage frosts and the driest September in more than 80 years cruelling the prospect of a potential record crop, but rain over the weekend clawing back some of the losses.

Eastern drought pushes Australian winter crop forecast lower

Neil Lyon, 10 October 2018

Australian winter crop production estimates continue to tumble as drought grips the eastern cropping regions, with INTL FCStone the latest crop-watcher to downgrade its projections for wheat, barley and canola.

Australian barley tops the charts in Chinese market; solid destination for wheat

Grain Central, 08 October 2018

Australian barley’s dominant position in the Chinese market is set to continue and Australia’s substantial share of the Chinese wheat market also remains strong, although facing competition from North American suppliers.

Southern NSW grower’s early call on salvaging drought-affected crops

Guest Author, 03 October 2018

Joining many other growers in southern NSW, Cootamundra farmer, James Burge, has acted early to minimise income loss in a drought-impacted year by cutting some of his crops for fodder.

Where eagles dare …

Guest Author, 02 October 2018

Whilst it is far too early to celebrate, WA farmers will undoubtedly win the winter crop ‘game’ in 2018 with above average rainfall that will see above average production, despite recent frost scares. The eastern states are the complete opposite with rainfall registrations in the lowest decile and the outlook extremely dry.