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 (Australia) and Agrex Australia announced today they are to be merged into one company.
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.
Peter McMeekin looks at what lies behind the supply-and-demand outlook for the Australian chickpea crop now being harvested.
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 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.
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.
Viterra’s Port Lincoln terminal in South Australia has reached 2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain shipping in its busiest October to July period in five years.
State parochialism is confusing potential overseas buyers and having a counter-productive effect on Australia securing trade opportunities for its agricultural products, according to Ridley chief executive officer, Tim Hart.
National grain farmers’ representative body, GrainGrowers, has welcomed news the federal Government has launched free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance – a major trading bloc made up of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru.