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‘It’s never you, until it is’: Campaign targets ‘bulletproof’ farm safety attitudes

A confronting new WorkSafe campaign in Victoria is highlighting that farm deaths and life-changing injuries can happen to anyone who doesn’t prioritise safety…Read More

Grain Central, March 2, 2021

Seasonal conditions determine risk of Russian Wheat Aphid attack

Different rainfall patterns and the presence of a ‘green bridge’ are key determinants of the level of risk Russian Wheat Aphid poses to crop yields…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 1, 2021

What are the megatrends shaping Australian agriculture?

ABARES and CSIRO have analysed how five megatrends shaping Australia’s food and fibre industries in coming decades will present both great opportunities and challenges for farmers, government and the economy…Read More

Grain Central, February 23, 2021

Landmark program to boost grower representation on boards

Farmers across Australia who are keen to grow strategic direction in a boardroom setting in addition to their crop rotation are encouraged to apply for a landmark program initiated by GrainGrowers…Read More

Grain Central, February 2, 2021

Protect your dog from this new deadly disease outbreak. We still don’t know how it got here

A growing number of dogs in Australia have now tested positive for the life-threatening disease — canine ehrlichiosis — which is transmitted through the bite of a “brown dog tick”…Read More

Peter Irwin, Murdoch University; Amanda Barbosa, Murdoch University, and Charlotte Oskam, Murdoch University, January 28, 2021

Man dies in quad bike crash

A man has died after a single-vehicle quad bike crash near Bega on the New South Wales South Coast early on Saturday…Read More

Grain Central, January 18, 2021

Singing legend backs farm family support program

Iconic Australian country rock singer Shannon Noll is the star of a new GrainGrowers campaign encouraging grower families to access a free, family support program…Read More

Grain Central, January 18, 2021

Mail-order seed intercepts highlight biosecurity risk

Quarantine authorities have intercepted 45,000 risky seed parcels at Australia’s international mail centres in 2020, while reports of unsolicited seeds being received through the mail have also continued…Read More

Grain Central, December 10, 2020

Grain industry enlisted to prevent khapra beetle incursion

The Australian Government has issued a call to action for those involved in the grain industry to assist in preventing the introduction into Australia of the grain and seed pest, khapra beetle…Read More

Grain Central, November 27, 2020

Loan secured for first stage of Mildura medicinal cannabis facility

Cann Group Limited has secured loan finance to complete the first stage of its state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis production site near Mildura in north west Victoria…Read More

Grain Central, November 24, 2020

Farmers experience improved financial wellbeing, despite COVID-19 challenges: ANZ

Farmers were one of the few groups to have experienced an improvement in their financial wellbeing since the onset of COVID-19, new ANZ research shows…Read More

Grain Central, November 20, 2020

Tips for guarding against the risk of grain trader insolvency

In recent years the Australian grain industry has been rocked by grain traders going into liquidation, leaving growers and other traders out of pocket. Here are some tips on how to reduce the risk to your business…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, November 16, 2020

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