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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.

Drop in world wheat production: USDA

Guest Author, 15 May 2017

Global wheat production will decrease 15 million metric tonnes (MMT) from 753MMT to 738MMT for the coming season, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) first global production forecast for the season.

Southern Queensland transport interchange to drive down grain costs

Neil Lyon, 10 May 2017

Construction began today on a new intermodal transport interchange on the western outskirts of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs that will link with the new Inland Rail line and has the potential to bring significant cost benefits to grain producers and exporters.

Blockchain bolsters grain payment security

Grain Central, 08 May 2017

Australian technology company, AgriDigital, has conducted the world’s first live settlement of a physical commodity via blockchain, opening up new opportunities for grain growers.

Sydney Royal grain young judge eyes ag future

Henry Wells, 21 April 2017

It is perhaps no great surprise that the winner of the 2017 Sydney Royal Show young grain judging competition is eyeing a future career in agronomy.

Aussie dollar underpins grain values: US expert

Neil Lyon, 17 March 2017

In a world awash with grain, United States grains expert, Dan Basse, advises Australian farmers to keep a close watch on the Australian dollar because it will largely dictate the value of Australian grain prices.