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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.