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ABARES cuts winter-crop estimate by 12pc in latest crop report

Liz Wells, 11 September 2018

Australia’s total winter-crop production is forecast to drop 12 per cent nationally to 33.2 million tonnes (Mt), with production declines forecast in all eastern states, according to ABARES’ latest periodic Australian crop report.

Soil water shortage may limit huge sorghum planting potential

Liz Wells, 07 September 2018

Rain in coming weeks is set to spark a mass planting of sorghum in northern NSW and southern Queensland, but growers are being warned not to plant without sufficient subsoil moisture in this early part of the summer-cropping window.

BFB seeks investment partner for cropping portfolio expansion

Grain Central, 29 August 2018

Prospective investors in the Temora-based BFB cropping aggregation have until the end of September to express their interest in the entity as it prepares to expand its footprint from its current 48,753 hectares.

Patchy NSW, Queensland rain drops market, salvages yields

Guest Author, 27 August 2018

A much-anticipated rainfall event has halted a slide in yield prospects for some winter crops in northern New South Wales and Queensland, and clipped the premium from the drought feed market as traders shore up positions.

NSW durum exports unlikely as drought hits producing areas

Liz Wells, 23 August 2018

Drought in northern New South Wales will limit the state’s ability to export durum, but South Australia can look forward to an exportable surplus if spring growing conditions are kind.

Cottonseed demand falters as prices continue to climb

Henry Wells, 22 August 2018

The continuing climb in cottonseed values is yet to quash demand from stockfeeders, but its value as a feedstock for crushing is looking increasingly prohibitive.

Feedgrain focus: Renewed NSW grazier demand drives higher prices

Guest Author, 02 August 2018

A lack of paddock feed for livestock in southern New South Wales has sparked a new round of buying from farmers in the state’s south as the need for rain increases, pushing eastern state grain and hay markets higher in the past week.

Australian export hay gets $2.2m AgriFutures boost

Liz Wells, 01 August 2018

The AgriFutures Export Fodder Program is putting $2.2 million into research and extension to improve agronomy based primarily around Australia’s oaten hay export industry.

NSW offers freight subsidies as drought’s grip tightens

Grain Central, 31 July 2018

The NSW Goverment is offering subsidies of up to 50 per cent to cover costs incurred by farmers having to truck in fodder and water or sell off livestock in the state’s worsening drought.

Australian wheat basis strengthens in struggling eastern season

Henry Wells, 30 July 2018

Australian wheat futures are showing a strengthening basis, as the yield outlook for eastern Australian crops slips and the trade comes to grips with another year of grain shortages.