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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.

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.

Record grain shipments from Eyre Peninsula

Grain Central, 10 August 2017

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 versus state’ stifles export potential

Neil Lyon, 07 August 2017

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.

Pacific free trade negotiations important step for grain exports

Grain Central, 03 July 2017

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.