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Feedgrain focus: Strong up-country bids point to east’s shortfall

Henry Wells, 16 November 2018

Traders are bidding up big at South Australian sites on the national rail network to secure grain for end-users in inland New South Wales, where the drought-reduced harvest is tearing south at a rapid rate.

Dry conditions continue across most of NSW

Grain Central, 16 November 2018

The majority of New South Wales remains in drought despite average to above average rainfall over the past month, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for October.

Feedgrain Focus: Sorghum volatile as market weighs up rain, heat

Liz Wells, 08 November 2018

Harvest is rolling south through New South Wales, but its pressure on prices is yet to be seen, while on sorghum, a heatwave drove up prices based on uncertain prospects for the crop now being planted.

Limited southern NSW water trims cotton area as fifth gin proposed

Liz Wells, 25 September 2018

Queensland Cotton and Southern Cotton are jointly proposing to build the fifth gin in southern New South Wales, where bright longer-term prospects for the industry are seen, despite limited availability of irrigation water for the upcoming growing season.

Cotton a viable option for Deniliquin grower

Grain Central, 25 September 2018

Groundwork in the lead-up to last summer and good prices have made cotton a viable option for Lachlan Danckert on his farm at Deniliquin in southern New South Wales.

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.