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Agricultural bodies slam Senate’s Murray-Darling decision

Liz Wells, 15 February 2018

The Australian Senate’s vote last night to cut 70 gigalitres (Gl) of water available to users in the northern reaches of the Murray-Darling Basin has sparked the ire of agricultural bodies including the National Farmers Federation (NFF), Cotton Australia, NSW Farmers’ Association, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the National Irrigators’ Council.

GrainCorp posts FY2017 profit of $142 million

Liz Wells, 15 February 2018

The strong year-end earnings of A$142m by GrainCorp in last year’s bumper crop would dwarf its current season outlook, seen cutting earnings projection by at least half for year-ended 30 September 2018.

Sorghum pegged at 1.47 million tonnes: ABARES Crop Report

Liz Wells, 13 February 2018

The Australian sorghum crop now in the early stages of harvest is forecast to produce 1.47 million tonnes (Mt), according to the Australian Crop Report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Twynam calls time on Lachlan Valley holdings Jemalong, Merrowie

Liz Wells, 07 February 2018

Two of the Lachlan Valley’s best-known irrigation properties, Jemalong Station and Merrowie, are being offered for sale by Twynam Agricultural Group to wind up the company’s current investment in property in western New South Wales.

AgCAP completes sale of livestock, cropping portfolio

Liz Wells, 30 January 2018

AgCAP has completed the sale of its initial Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF) portfolio, which included the sale to institutional and private equity investors of SAF’s three cropping aggregations at North Star and Darlington Point in NSW, and Lake Bolac in Victoria.

Nhill, Mt McLaren top GrainCorp sites for intake in challenging 2017 harvest

Grain Central, 25 January 2018

Nhill in Victoria at nearly 180,000 tonnes and Mt McLaren in Central Queensland on more than 155,000t topped the site intakes for GrainCorp’s up-country network in the winter-crop harvest which is now complete in Australia’s eastern states.

Sorghum yields pegged at 2.92 tonnes per hectare: QAAFI

Grain Central, 24 January 2018

The median yield for the Queensland and northern NSW sorghum crop is forecast at 2.92 tonnes per hectare, just below the long-term median of 2.97t/ha, according to the January regional outlook from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI).

Rain needed to consolidate sorghum yields, complete CQ sowing

Liz Wells, 19 January 2018

Hopes for average yields for much of the sorghum crop planted in Queensland and northern NSW hinge on rain in the next two weeks to even out already patchy conditions.

Eastern Australia intake nudges 11Mt as harvest nears end

Liz Wells, 15 January 2018

Major bulk handlers in Australia’s eastern states have received close to 11 million tonnes (Mt) of grain from the current harvest as activity in all regions winds down.

Eastern Australia harvest intake nears 10Mt as Victoria eclipses NSW

Grain Central, 19 December 2017

South Australian growers have delivered 1.2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain in the week to 17 December to bulk handler, Viterra, to take the state total to 4.8Mt, while GrainCorp reports the Victorian intake at 2.43Mt has now shot past the NSW figure of 1.98Mt.