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US farmers back Trump…..except on trade

Neil Lyon, 10 November 2017

The Trump administration’s swift action in winding back environmental regulations and working to reduce taxes on the agricultural sector has gone down well with United States farmers and ranchers. But, they do have concerns about their government’s precipitant approach to international trade.

Little change in world wheat production: USDA

Grain Central, 10 November 2017

The world wheat production total, forecast at 752 million tonnes (Mt), has changed little from the 2016 output of 754Mt, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) November report.

Stevedores’ profits up 26pc per TEU: ACCC

Grain Central, 02 November 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual Container Stevedoring Monitoring Report says operating profits per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) have risen by 25.7 per cent in 2016/17.

‘State versus state’ stifles export potential

Neil Lyon, 07 August 2017

State parochialism is confusing potential overseas buyers and having a counter-productive effect on Australia securing trade opportunities for its agricultural products, according to Ridley chief executive officer, Tim Hart.

Destination Hong Kong for Aussie ag entrepreneurs

Grain Central, 20 July 2017

When a chartered Qantas B747-400 jumbo jet takes off from Toowoomba’s privately-built Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport on September 3, it will be taking a lucky group of agricultural producers, processors, exporters, financers and local government representatives on a specially-tailored trip to Hong Kong.

Pacific free trade negotiations important step for grain exports

Grain Central, 03 July 2017

National grain farmers’ representative body, GrainGrowers, has welcomed news the federal Government has launched free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Pacific Alliance – a major trading bloc made up of Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru.

Hong Kong tour opens doors for ag entrepreneurs

Grain Central, 16 June 2017

A special tour to Hong Kong in early September will give people involved in Australia’s agricultural industries the opportunity to learn more about the Asian market and connect with potential customers in the region.

Grains trade talks to focus on Vietnam and China

Grain Central, 06 March 2017

National representative body, GrainGrowers, will work to enhance export opportunities for Australia’s quality grains and improve business relationships with major customers in Vietnam and China over the next fortnight.

The big issues for grain groups in 2017

Neil Lyon, 13 January 2017

Grain Central takes a look through the eyes of some of the industry’s peak bodies at what the key issues are likely to be in 2017.

Real test of port code yet to come

Grain Central, 16 December 2016

The ACCC says it is ‘generally’ comfortable with the level of competition in grain port operations, but a harvest with greater pressure on capacity will provide a better basis on which to assess efficiency in service provision.