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Barley, chickpeas likely to crib canola area without early planting rain

Liz Wells, 19 February 2018

The area planted to canola is likely to dip from the 2017 level if general planting rain for the upcoming winter crop falls later than mid May.

Sorghum pegged at 1.47 million tonnes: ABARES Crop Report

Liz Wells, 13 February 2018

The Australian sorghum crop now in the early stages of harvest is forecast to produce 1.47 million tonnes (Mt), according to the Australian Crop Report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Nuseed given go-ahead for release of GM canola

Grain Central, 13 February 2018

The Gene Tehnology Regulator has issued a licence to Nuseed Pty Ltd authorising the commercial release of canola genetically modified for omega-3 oil content (known as DHA canola).

Steady sales to Europe underpin demand for Australian canola

Liz Wells, 08 February 2018

Data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates a succession of Panamax vessels laden with Australian canola is making its way to European crushing plants, which once again are likely to absorb the bulk of Australia’s canola export surplus.

Swing to sowing canola early

Grain Central, 19 January 2018

Sowing canola early in most southern and eastern Australian cropping regions can increase productivity and profitability by following 10 key tactical guidelines.

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).

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.

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.

Australian canola first to gain renewed EU biofuels access

Grain Central, 18 December 2017

Market access for Australia’s export canola trade to EU was renewed by a European Commission decision over the weekend which recognised Australia as the first country to comply with new EU benchmark legislation.

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.