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South Australia likely to extend GM crop ban

Neil Lyon, 17 November 2017

The ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in South Australia is likely to be extended after the state’s Upper House passed, by one vote, a Greens motion to extend the prohibition to 2025.

South Australian barley shipped to beef/beer market via Brisbane

Liz Wells, 14 November 2017

A 23,000-tonne cargo of South Australian barley is being discharged into trucks on a Brisbane wharf this week and trade sources say the grain will be absorbed by a malthouse on the Brisbane River, and feedlots on the Darling Downs west of the port city.

Mt Schanck listing offers further irrigation development

Grain Central, 24 October 2017

Mt Schanck, a South Australian grazing and irrigation property with an estimated carrying capacity of 60,000 DSE, has been listed for sale in the open market for the first time ever, and is expected to attract a broad range of buyer interest.

Dry prompts ABARES to tip reduced Australian crop size

Grain Central, 13 October 2017

Australia’s government commodity forecaster, ABARES, has foreshadowed a reduction in the size of the nation’s 2017/18 winter crop now being harvested when its next report comes out 5 December, with dry conditions from June to September in NSW mostly to blame.

First harvest receival on Eyre Peninsula

Grain Central, 12 October 2017

Harvest is underway on the Eyre Peninsula (EP) in South Australia after Viterra received its first load into Poochera on Tuesday.

Lentils up, fabas cut in Pulse Australia crop forecast

Guest Author, 11 October 2017

Pulse Australia’s estimate for Australia’s 2017 lentil production has this week been lifted 29 per cent to 540,000 tonnes from the ABARES figure of 419,000t released in its September crop report, while the faba bean estimate has taken a hit, dropping 11pc to 305,000t from last month’s ABARES estimate of 341,000t.

South Australian grain harvest underway

Grain Central, 29 September 2017

The South Australian harvest has kicked off with Viterra receiving its first load of new season grain yesterday.

Grant for new Hart research facility

Grain Central, 22 September 2017

The Hart Field-Site Group in South Australia has been awarded a grant for development of a new field research facility.

Record grain shipments from Eyre Peninsula

Grain Central, 10 August 2017

Viterra’s Port Lincoln terminal in South Australia has reached 2 million tonnes (Mt) of grain shipping in its busiest October to July period in five years.

Rain reprieve for South Australia’s thirsty crops

Neil Lyon, 09 August 2017

Rain throughout South Australia’s cropping zones last week, including some heavy falls over the weekend, have turned the season around for SA croppers.