All eyes on malt shake-up

BARLEY producers lucky enough to have snared malt-quality grain will be handsomely rewarded, with malt barley prices well in excess of $300 a tonne.
BARLEY producers lucky enough to have snared malt-quality grain will be handsomely rewarded, with malt barley prices well in excess of $300 a tonne.
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THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems. A GROUP of insecticides considered the world's most widely used - neonicotinoids - has come under analysis for its detrimental impact on ecosystems.
A GRAIN marketer is getting access to real time data in regards to protein and moisture levels utilising a new system of grain analyser.
23 Nov 14 A GRAIN marketer is getting access to real time data in regards to protein and moisture levels utilising a new system of grain analyser. | Port premiums benefit growers  | Some GrainCorp site deals finalised 
JANDOWAE farmer John Alexander is on a quest to improve his soil health and unlock the potential for growing high-yielding and more profitable crops.
23 Nov 14 JANDOWAE farmer John Alexander is on a quest to improve his soil health and unlock the potential for growing high-yielding and more profitable crops. | Canola research insight for...  | Students get to grips with grains 
GRAIN growers hit by frost events will be able to use new frost susceptibility ratings to guide their choice of varieties for next season.
22 Nov 14 GRAIN growers hit by frost events will be able to use new frost susceptibility ratings to guide their choice of varieties for next season. | Small FTA gains for sorghum, barley  | Storage key to market security 
INPUT costs have been a key contributor to major changes in farming in the past 20 years.
21 Nov 14 INPUT costs have been a key contributor to major changes in farming in the past 20 years.  | Vetch maximises N advantage 
ON paper, one of the most significant outcomes in the grains sector of the Chinese FTA was the removal of a 7pc tariff on pulses.
21 Nov 14 ON paper, one of the most significant outcomes in the grains sector of the Chinese FTA was the removal of a 7pc tariff on pulses. | South smiles as lentils soar  | Full of beans in Western District 
ROSS and Andrea Hehir's rapid grain storage expansion at their Rand, NSW site has been rewarded with bumper, quality crops.
21 Nov 14 ROSS and Andrea Hehir's rapid grain storage expansion at their Rand, NSW site has been rewarded with bumper, quality crops.
A STUDY conducted by ag market research firm KG2 into the attitudes towards on-farm storage has uncovered some alarming trends.
21 Nov 14 A STUDY conducted by ag market research firm KG2 into the attitudes towards on-farm storage has uncovered some alarming trends. | Grain storage: crunch the numbers  | Hidden costs of grain storage 
WIDESPREAD falls of between 15-25mm across northern Victoria and southern NSW are unlikely to result in significant crop damage.
20 Nov 14 WIDESPREAD falls of between 15-25mm across northern Victoria and southern NSW are unlikely to result in significant crop damage. | Small FTA gains for sorghum, barley  | New durum research pays dividends 
PROSPECTS for the upcoming summer crop remain grim, with the majority of producers in Qld and NSW still awaiting opening rains.
20 Nov 14 PROSPECTS for the upcoming summer crop remain grim, with the majority of producers in Qld and NSW still awaiting opening rains. | Small FTA gains for sorghum, barley  | Grains of truth in surprise dry... 
IMPROVED practices in the farming of wheat could lead to a dramatic reduction in its carbon footprint according to a new study.
19 Nov 14  1 IMPROVED practices in the farming of wheat could lead to a dramatic reduction in its carbon footprint according to a new study. | Corbin Schuster: Time for a...  | Scientists supporting farmland... 
CANOLA growers Jane and Mark Graham have seen mixed results this harvest from their New Norcia and Bindi Bindi properties, putting it down to heat affecting the flowering of the plant.
19 Nov 14 CANOLA growers Jane and Mark Graham have seen mixed results this harvest from their New Norcia and Bindi Bindi properties, putting it down to heat affecting the flowering of the plant.
FRANZ Fuchsbichler took a break from harvest at Bruce Rock to take a tour of the new grain ship MV Harvest Frost on Sunday.
19 Nov 14 FRANZ Fuchsbichler took a break from harvest at Bruce Rock to take a tour of the new grain ship MV Harvest Frost on Sunday.
York farmers David and Kathryn Emin enjoyed the chance to connect with the end user during their visit to the MV Harvest Frost as it was loaded at the CBH Kwinana port on Sunday.
19 Nov 14 York farmers David and Kathryn Emin enjoyed the chance to connect with the end user during their visit to the MV Harvest Frost as it was loaded at the CBH Kwinana port on Sunday.
AUSTRALIA'S largest ever shipment of canola left Kwinana on Tuesday bound for Europe on the maiden voyage of the MV Harvest Frost.
19 Nov 14  4 AUSTRALIA'S largest ever shipment of canola left Kwinana on Tuesday bound for Europe on the maiden voyage of the MV Harvest Frost.
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh used a Grains Round Table meeting in Toowoomba on Tuesday to announce a four-year $7.9 million partnership focussing on sorghum research.
19 Nov 14  1 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh used a Grains Round Table meeting in Toowoomba on Tuesday to announce a four-year $7.9 million partnership focussing on sorghum research.
NEW independent grain marketing business GeoCommodities has set up its head office in Horsham, Victoria.
19 Nov 14 NEW independent grain marketing business GeoCommodities has set up its head office in Horsham, Victoria. | Crop forecasting provides Ag...  | Wheat crop down: Rural Bank 
ONGOING research investment in breeding higher yielding varieties that are better suited to processor and consumer needs is set to pay big dividends for SA durum growers.
19 Nov 14 ONGOING research investment in breeding higher yielding varieties that are better suited to processor and consumer needs is set to pay big dividends for SA durum growers. | Durum prices soar  | Around the crop circles 
SORGHUM and barley industry organisations saw small gains for producers in the Australia-China free trade agreement (FTA), announced yesterday.
18 Nov 14 SORGHUM and barley industry organisations saw small gains for producers in the Australia-China free trade agreement (FTA), announced yesterday. | China deal a 'cracking' win: NFF  | FTA a dairy game changer 
DURUM wheat producers in NSW will be best placed to take advantage of soaring world durum values, which are currently at close to $550 a tonne.
18 Nov 14 DURUM wheat producers in NSW will be best placed to take advantage of soaring world durum values, which are currently at close to $550 a tonne. | Crop forecasting provides Ag...  | Wheat crop down: Rural Bank 
ECOLOGIST Patrick Moore doesn’t talk about the value of GM crops per se, he's campaigning for only one: Golden Rice.
18 Nov 14  13 ECOLOGIST Patrick Moore doesn’t talk about the value of GM crops per se, he's campaigning for only one: Golden Rice. | Man in the middle on climate, GM  | CO2 a nutrient, not pollutant:... 
THE head of National Australia Bank agribusiness markets has joined calls for growers to consider whether on-farm storage is a money making investment.
17 Nov 14  1 THE head of National Australia Bank agribusiness markets has joined calls for growers to consider whether on-farm storage is a money making investment. | Storage key to market security  | Hidden costs of grain storage 
UNIQUE Grain managing director Mark Thiele said he had been pleasantly surprised by the appetite of the grower community for pool products.
16 Nov 14  3 UNIQUE Grain managing director Mark Thiele said he had been pleasantly surprised by the appetite of the grower community for pool products. | Hidden costs of grain storage  | Port premiums benefit growers 
GRAIN growers hit by 2014 frost will be able to use new ratings to guide their choice of varieties for next season as part of their strategy to mitigate frost.
16 Nov 14 GRAIN growers hit by 2014 frost will be able to use new ratings to guide their choice of varieties for next season as part of their strategy to mitigate frost. | Wimmera's headers start rolling 
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Nico on numerous occasions you bag on about following the money trail. Well perhaps you should
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We should pump as much CO2 out as we can - get sea levels rising as quick as possible - more
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Interesting that the mega Corporations like Coles, so vigorously fight for free and open markets
THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.22 Nov 14 THE Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) is getting ready to take on its first new members.
A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership.22 Nov 14 A UNIQUE umbrella branding for Australian is a reality with the Australian Sino Hundred Year Agricultural and Food...