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USDA supply-and-demand report bolsters world wheat price outlook

Guest Author, 13 September 2017

The USDA’s September World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates have given support to wheat prices, with a 1.7-million-tonne (Mt) production increase in 2017/18 being seen as insufficient to offset a 2.7Mt decrease in beginning stocks.

Southern feed grain market feels the heat of northern dry

Guest Author, 11 September 2017

Domestic feed-sector demand for wheat and barley now growing in Victoria and southern NSW has strengthened in the past week as warm days, a lack of rain and yet more frosts batter prospects for struggling crops in southern Queensland and central and northern NSW.

Barley researchers recognised at biennial awards

Grain Central, 07 September 2017

Awards presented at the Australian Barley Technical Symposium this week in Tasmania recognise excellence in research.

Canadian farmers foreshadow severe yield cuts

Grain Central, 04 September 2017

Dry weather saw Canadian farmers cut 2017 yield and production estimates of major export crops canola, wheat and barley in the Statistics Canada (Statscan) crop report released on August 31.

Barley symposium blends the science with the craft in Tassie

Grain Central, 30 August 2017

Tasmania will host the world’s barley industry next week at the Australian Barley Technical Symposium (ABTS) where barley’s high-value human use will be the focus.

Barley traded at Saudi Arabia’s 660,000t tender

Henry Wells, 15 August 2017

Saudi Arabia has purchased 660,000 tonnes of feed barley through three trading companies for October 2017 delivery through a Saudi Grains Organization tender, with Australia one of the approved supplying countries.

Australia’s BARLEYmax turns ‘forgotten’ grain into global health food

Guest Author, 10 August 2017

CSIRO scientists have developed BARLEYmax™, a new type of barley with significant health benefits that is finding its place in food products throughout Australia and beyond.

Damn that Aussie dollar

Guest Author, 08 August 2017

Strength in the Australian dollar is reflecting a lack of confidence in the US dollar, and is making the price of our agricultural exports unattractive to export customers.

Schooner resurfaces as barley with ability to be Australia’s Maris Otter

Guest Author, 01 August 2017

Schooner barley could resurface as a malting variety of significance to the craft brewing sector, based on its flavour characteristics, making it the Australian equivalent of the prized English variety, Maris Otter.

Recent rains do little to buoy South Australian yield prospects

Guest Author, 05 July 2017

South Australia can look forward to average yields at best as some of the state’s traditionally safe rainfall areas struggle to get crops up and away after a patchy start to the winter-cropping season.