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May canola exports dwindle to 37,839t as surplus dries up

Liz Wells, 16 July 2018

Export figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show Australia’s May canola shipments at 37,839 tonnes dropped to just 9 per cent of the April figure to reflect a rundown on exportable surplus from the crop planted last year.

Wheat the winner in WA winter crop stakes

Neil Lyon, 13 July 2018

Wheat has emerged as the standout crop this year in Western Australia where winter crops overall are in good shape, making up ground over the last month following reasonable falls of rain and warm growing conditions.

Why aren’t bees all the buzz in broadacre crop pollination?

Neil Lyon, 02 July 2018

Bee pollination services are an under-utilised resource in the broadacre farming sector where growers are missing out on the potential to increase yields in crops such as canola, legumes and cotton.

Mites set to flare in southern NSW winter crops

Grain Central, 29 June 2018

Growers in southern New South Wales are being advised to monitor for redlegged earth mites (RLEM) this winter, with experts warning environmental conditions have been ideal for mass hatchings, potentially putting emerging winter crops at risk.

EU-Australia Free-Trade Agreement negotiations commence

Grain Central, 20 June 2018

In 2015 Australians joined the Eurovision Song Contest, some say to help us and Europeans understand each other better. This week in Canberra friendliness was further advanced as EU commissioners began Free Trade Agreement negotiations, towards economic, political and strategic alliances between Australia and the EU.

Wheat/barley price prospects on the rise; oilseeds to fall: ABARES

Grain Central, 19 June 2018

Despite hot, dry conditions across the cropping regions during the first quarter of 2018, particularly in eastern Australia, the value of crop production in 2018–19 is forecast to remain unchanged at $31 billion, according to ABARES’ ‘Agricultural Commodities: June quarter 2018’ report released today.

Australia’s April canola exports up 38pc from March

Liz Wells, 12 June 2018

Australia exported 554,503 tonnes of canola in April, up 38 per cent from the March figure of 401,614t, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Canola area drops, barley climbs to fit WA season

Liz Wells, 11 June 2018

Western Australia’s estimated canola area has dropped 9.2 per cent in the past month, while the forecast barley planting has risen 5.2pc to a record high, according to the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) June crop report released on Friday.

Three-quarter-time update on 2017-18 exports

Guest Author, 05 June 2018

Australia’s 2017-18 grain exports have peaked in the current quarter, supported by big tonnages out of South and Western Australia which have offset a drought-affected export program from eastern states.

Australia’s 2018/19 wheat crop set for 22.9Mt, exports 15.5Mt: Rabobank

Grain Central, 01 June 2018

Rabobank’s 2018-19 winter-crop estimate has forecast Australia’s wheat production at 22.9 million tonnes, the mid-point of its range estimate whose upside depends on further rain in coming weeks to allow establishment of late-planted cereals.