summer crops

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 20 Mar 2019

A coastal trough and associated low produced showers and thunderstorms, with moderate to heavy falls along the east coast of Australia, while a monsoon trough and embedded tropical systems generated moderate falls across northern Australia…Read More

Bureau of Meteorology, March 20, 2019

Strap in for the annual volatility rollercoaster

Agricultural markets are entering the annual period of price volatility. While the final piece of the 2018/19 crop-year puzzle – harvest of the huge South American summer crop – has markets feeling comfortable with supply, the next twist in the rollercoaster will be the 2019/20 winter/summer crop cycle…Read More

Guest Author, March 19, 2019

Daily Market Wire 19 March 2019

US wheat futures were 1pc lower overnight. Flooding in the US had already affected logistics but also impacting field work. Rain talk is on the tips of tongues in both Australia and Russia. ..Read More

Lachstock Consulting, March 19, 2019

Sustained effort required to service emerging wheat users in South-East Asia

Australian farmers and marketers have choices to make about capturing expanding opportunities in South-East Asia, according to Singapore-based Rabobank senior grains and oilseeds analyst Oscar Tjakra…Read More

Henry Wells, March 15, 2019

Vigilance needed to hold market share in Indonesia: AEGIC

Indonesia is Australia’s biggest wheat market, and AEGIC’s Richard Simonaitis says Australia needs to retain its share of the noodle market, and effectively target its premium-baking and feedgrain sectors…Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

New-crop Australian canola exports show strong European demand

European crushers were the destination for 316,225 tonnes, or 98 per cent, of the 323,972t of Australian canola shipped in November and December, according to the latest shipment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ..Read More

Grain Central, February 28, 2019

Proposed Newcastle container terminal could save grain $15/t

Access for long trains and big ships to a proposed container terminal at the Port of Newcastle are attracting the attention of agricultural exporters in the northern half of New South Wales as they eye freight savings of $10-$15 per tonne…Read More

Liz Wells, February 25, 2019

Australia ships 891,201t of barley to China in December

Australia shipped 891,201 tonnes of barley to China in December to kick off its current-crop shipments, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Sorghum exports have dwindled to a trickle…Read More

Grain Central, February 22, 2019

T-Ports on track to take 2019 grain in Eyre Peninsula shake-up

With both its bunker sites complete, T-Ports is almost ready to receive grain to supply to its Lucky Bay terminal in South Australia which it expects will be ready to start operations in time for this year’s harvest…Read More

Liz Wells, February 19, 2019

Volume buying from Bangladesh supports chickpeas into 2019

Bangladesh is the lone market for bulk Australian chickpeas, but strength in new-crop bids suggest there may be more volume customers later in the year…Read More

Liz Wells, February 18, 2019

Australia’s July-December wheat exports at 4.47Mt down 40pc on 2H17

Australia’s 2H18 wheat exports at 4.47 million tonnes were 40 per cent below the 2H17 total, hardly surprising in a period when the drought-affected domestic market put its hand up for much of what would normally go offshore…Read More

Liz Wells, February 15, 2019

This little piggy went to market

China is back to work in the Year of the Pig, and the world is watching Russia’s tightening wheat supply, cheap US wheat exports and ongoing US-China trade negotiations…Read More

Peter McMeekin, February 12, 2019

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