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Port Lincoln wheat/barley shipment kicks off SA exports

Grain Central, 23 November 2017

The Adriana Rose, the third-largest grain vessel ever to be loaded in South Australia, is taking on 74,000 tonnes of wheat and barley in total at Viterra’s Port Lincoln terminal this week.

South Australian grain co-op signs up for port pact

Grain Central, 20 November 2017

A grain growers’ co-operative in South Australia has signed a deal to develop a logistics/export business.

India’s 50pc tariff on field peas stymies trade

Henry Wells, 15 November 2017

The Indian Government’s introduction of a 50 per cent tariff on peas has created waves of uncertainty for major exporters, including Australia which supplies this key global pulse market.

Pulse business wins export award

Grain Central, 20 October 2017

Pulses processor AGT Foods Australia was last night named the winner of the Premier of Queensland’s 2017 Export Awards in the agribusiness category.

Ukraine competition heats up in Australian markets

Liz Wells, 13 October 2017

Australia’s wheat quality and proximity to Asian markets are key competitive advantages in the changing global wheat market, where exports from Black Sea ports are already making their way into some of Australia’s key markets including Egypt and Indonesia.

Riverina and Agrex to merge

Grain Central, 12 October 2017

Riverina (Australia) and Agrex Australia announced today they are to be merged into one company.

Winter crop outlook like a box of chocolates…

Guest Author, 10 October 2017

After a record 2016/17 season, the current winter crop production outlook from Queensland around to South Australia is more like a box of chocolates. It ranges from very good in some areas, to a write-off in others, and nobody knows exactly what they will get.

Only time will tell…

Guest Author, 03 October 2017

Peter McMeekin looks at what lies behind the supply-and-demand outlook for the Australian chickpea crop now being harvested.

Government invites submissions to wheat ports review

Grain Central, 03 October 2017

The Australian Government is reviewing the Wheat Port Code and wants to hear from farmers, bulk handlers, traders and other stakeholders to ensure it is providing exporters of bulk wheat fair and transparent access to port terminal services without unnecessary red tape.

Containers set to dominate in diminished chickpea exports

Guest Author, 29 September 2017

Containers rather than bulk shipments are once again likely to account for the majority of Australia’s 2017/18 chickpea exports from the low-yielding crop which is showing the effects of a harsh growing season.