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World crop upgrade fails to dampen global barley/wheat price rise

Grain Central, 03 October 2017

Price indices have risen again for the month of September, with barley up 8 per cent and wheat up 5pc, while prices of soybeans, rice and corn also lifted, according to the London-based International Grains Council (IGC).

No drop in grain freight costs seen from coastal shipping bill

Guest Author, 18 September 2017

The Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Amendment Bill 2017 currently before the Australian Parliament is unlikely to bring about any reduction in the cost of shipping grain between Australian ports.

Grower-owned grain site planned for Bridgewater

Guest Author, 15 September 2017

Plans for the development of a 60,000-tonne grain receival site in the central Victorian town of Bridgewater on Loddon are attracting plenty of interest following an initial grower meeting held this week.

Norman Farming to sell Border Rivers cotton, grain holdings

Guest Author, 12 September 2017

The Norman family is selling its irrigated and dryland cotton, grain and pulse-growing operation on the Queensland-New South Wales border via an international expression of interest campaign.

Ipswich closure clouds future of Baiada’s Wacol feedmill

Guest Author, 31 August 2017

This week’s shock announcement by leading Australian poultry producer, Baiada, that it will close its Ipswich processing facility has cast uncertainty over the future of its feedmill at Wacol.

International experts headline 2017 Australian Grains Industry Conference

Grain Central, 28 June 2017

A stellar line-up of international and local CEOs and experts provides unparalleled opportunities for delegates attending the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC), to be held in Melbourne 2-3 August 2017.

Qld grain business to develop new livestock feed from algae

Grain Central, 23 June 2017

Southern Queensland grain industry business, Woods Grain, will receive a $579,000 investment package from the Queensland Government to develop an algae farm that will produce a new feedstock for livestock.

Is paddock-to-plate traceability possible in the grains industry?

Neil Lyon, 15 June 2017

While many food production industries offer consumers a supply-chain story that tracks the product all the way back to the paddock it was grown in, the grains industry currently lacks the means to supply such information to consumers.

Cotton growers upbeat; grain producers subdued: Rabobank survey

Grain Central, 13 June 2017

While Australian livestock and cotton producers remain upbeat about their prospects for the year ahead, grain grower confidence is more subdued due to low cereal prices and concerns over a lack of winter sowing rain in some areas, according to the latest Rabobank rural confidence survey.

Renewed call for transparency in grain stocks reporting

Neil Lyon, 25 May 2017

Graingrower representative bodies are ramping up pressure on the Federal Government to take more decisive steps to implement Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce recommendations for an open, transparent grain stocks reporting system in Australia.