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Vic Govt drought measures point to worsening season

Grain Central, 14 September 2018

The Victorian Government has this week announced $5 million in relief measures for farmers and communities affected by drought, which include special provisions for parts of southeastern Victoria’s Gippsland region.

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.

Coast, ranges get best of week’s rain, eastern plains still dry

Liz Wells, 07 August 2018

Wet and windy weather in the past week has brought handy falls to promising crops on Western and South Australia’s coastal areas, but little to the crops which are struggling through lack of moisture in eastern Australia.

Feedgrain focus: Renewed NSW grazier demand drives higher prices

Guest Author, 02 August 2018

A lack of paddock feed for livestock in southern New South Wales has sparked a new round of buying from farmers in the state’s south as the need for rain increases, pushing eastern state grain and hay markets higher in the past week.

Australian export hay gets $2.2m AgriFutures boost

Liz Wells, 01 August 2018

The AgriFutures Export Fodder Program is putting $2.2 million into research and extension to improve agronomy based primarily around Australia’s oaten hay export industry.

Australian wheat basis strengthens in struggling eastern season

Henry Wells, 30 July 2018

Australian wheat futures are showing a strengthening basis, as the yield outlook for eastern Australian crops slips and the trade comes to grips with another year of grain shortages.

Rains shore up western/southern winter crop prospects

Neil Lyon, 27 July 2018

Handy rains across Australia’s western and southern regions through the week have bolstered winter crop prospects, particularly in Western Australia and the southern parts of South Australia and Victoria.

Queensland lags as Inland Rail ramps up in south

Liz Wells, 24 July 2018

Australia’s first Inland Rail Conference was held in Parkes last week, and outlined developments in New South Wales and Victoria, but lamented the continued absence of an Inter-Government Agreement with Queensland which is hindering planning for the northern end of the 1700-kilometre Inland Rail project.

Freight Victoria launched to bridge road, rail disconnects

Grain Central, 20 July 2018

The Victorian Government has today announced the creation of a single agency for Victoria’s freight industry called Freight Victoria, which will operate within Transport for Victoria with the aim of boosting the state’s freight advantage.

Feedgrain Focus: Newcastle zone joins grain buy-in as dry prevails

Liz Wells, 19 July 2018

Newcastle has joined Brisbane as a destination for feedgrain shipped from southern Australian ports, which is capping prices in northern markets while production concerns grow in the south.