Trader collapses prompt push for quicker grower payments

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Grains Group is calling on grain traders to transition to shorter payment terms – ultimately same-day settlements – as farmers recover from recent grain trader collapses…Read More

Grain Central, April 17, 2019

No fillip for Australian grain exports seen from Brexit

As the United Kingdom draws closer to Brexit, Australia’s grain industry is seeing little change to the limited amount of exports shipped to what was once Australia’s largest agricultural market…Read More

Liz Wells, March 27, 2019

Australia/Indonesia trade deal to boost feed grain exports

The long-awaited signing today of a landmark trade deal between Australia and Indonesia will open up new feed grain export opportunities for Australian growers…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 4, 2019

China’s ag policy impact unclear for Australian grain

China’s changing agricultural policy presents new opportunities and challenges for Australian agriculture, but could have mixed implications for grains…Read More

Grain Central, February 14, 2019

‘Millet king’ signs off on half century in the birdseed trade

More than 50 years in the business of trading millets and a range of other birdseeds has seen Terry Deacon stamp his mark as a key player in the Australian grain trading industry and earn the respected title of ‘the millet king’…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 25, 2019

Bangladesh buying bumps up Australia’s chickpea exports

Australia’s exports of chickpeas in November neared a level not seen since August, with demand from Bangladesh accounting for 65 per cent of the 26,963 tonnes shipped, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics…Read More

Liz Wells, January 16, 2019

SunRice profits slump in tough global trading environment

Sunrice has posted consolidated revenue of $582.9 million for the half year to 31 October 2018 (HY19) – a 7 per cent increase compared to the previous corresponding period ending 31 October 2017 (HY18) – while recording Net Profit after Tax (NPAT) of $13.9 million for the same period – a 42pc fall from the HY18 figure…Read More

Grain Central, January 14, 2019

Heyday for North American wheat over as Black Sea rises

As wheat exports increased annually rising by almost 3 million tonnes from the Black Sea region, recently overtaking the combined total of North American exports, the shift in dominance sounds a warning to Australia’s broadacre crop exporters…Read More

Colere Group, December 19, 2018

Barley: All dressed up and nowhere to go

Peter McMeekin this week comments on the rhetoric of shipments of US soybeans to China, some Letter of Credit troubles with North African trade and reports excellent trade cooperation front-ending China’s barley business with Australia, amid reports of superlative malting quality…Read More

Peter McMeekin, December 11, 2018

Feedgrain focus: Improved hay supply takes the top off barley price

Grain harvest has begun in all states further easing some areas of supply, but the welcome supply of hay cut from cropping country has done much to cool livestock feed shortages nearby and medium term…Read More

Henry Wells, November 2, 2018

Cargill cottonseed plant closure punches hole in feed rations

The imminent closure of Cargill’s aged oilseed crushing plant at Narrabri in north west NSW has shut off a key source of inputs for cattle feeders and impacted the balance sheets of stakeholders, Namoi Cotton and Auscott…Read More

Henry Wells, October 26, 2018

Aussie sorghum prospects improve…

The prospects of a large sorghum plant in Australia this season have increased significantly with more rainfall across many parts of Queensland and northern New South Wales over the past week…Read More

Peter McMeekin, October 23, 2018

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