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MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry. SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
2:00 AM "FROM little things, big things grow" was the theme of the South East Premium Wheat Growers' Association's Ladies Day - and that they did.
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
2:00 AM THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. | SunRice's Blue Ribbon purchase  | Ag's place in global food waste 
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.
29 Jul 14  6 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | US storm over GM labelling 
DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift.
29 Jul 14 DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift. | Southern cotton boosts crop  | Namoi buys out Hillston gin 
THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material.
29 Jul 14  10 THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material. | Renewed push for GM wheat  | GM canola plantings to rise 
THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
29 Jul 14 THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks.
29 Jul 14  13 ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks. | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook.
28 Jul 14 DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Yields defy Canada's big wet 
RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
28 Jul 14 RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially enormous future for this poor second cousin to today’s cotton textile and oil-based manufacturing products.
28 Jul 14  9 THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially...
THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out.
28 Jul 14 THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Bunge gets first grain ship away 
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
28 Jul 14 SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast.
27 Jul 14  3 EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
PICKING is set to start on the 82-hectare crop of late season cotton Tim and Trish Sullivan have grown on their CQ farm.
27 Jul 14 PICKING is set to start on the 82-hectare crop of late season cotton Tim and Trish Sullivan have grown on their CQ farm.
ALARMED WA canola growers need not worry about the potential for Beet Western Yellow Virus (BWYV) to decimate their crops during this early stage of the year.
26 Jul 14 ALARMED WA canola growers need not worry about the potential for Beet Western Yellow Virus (BWYV) to decimate their crops during this early stage of the year.
FARMERS that delay grazing in low rainfall areas could be sacrificing yield potential, according to early findings of research conducted by the Kellerberrin Demonstration Group (KDG) into cereal grazing.
26 Jul 14 FARMERS that delay grazing in low rainfall areas could be sacrificing yield potential, according to early findings of research conducted by the Kellerberrin Demonstration Group (KDG)...
PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have little impact on skyrocketing water use charges.
25 Jul 14 PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have...
NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up.
25 Jul 14  22 NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
SOME WA growers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the amount of time it is taking for CBH to make a decision on its potential east coast supply chain investment.
25 Jul 14  12 SOME WA growers are becoming increasingly frustrated at the amount of time it is taking for CBH to make a decision on its potential east coast supply chain investment.
GRAINS Industry Association of WA chairman Jon Slee has expressed the need for a much better and co-ordinated approach to WA grain market access issues if the State's industry wants to stay at the front of the global export pack.
25 Jul 14  4 GRAINS Industry Association of WA chairman Jon Slee has expressed the need for a much better and co-ordinated approach to WA grain market access issues if the State's industry wants to...
THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges.
25 Jul 14 THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
For the first time in WA, GRDC-funded and CSIRO-led trials will look at the performance of wheat varieties across rainfall zones in the central Wheatbelt to evaluate the suitability of early sowing.
25 Jul 14 For the first time in WA, GRDC-funded and CSIRO-led trials will look at the performance of wheat varieties across rainfall zones in the central Wheatbelt to evaluate the suitability of...
BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
24 Jul 14  34 BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
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Well WTF if that's the criteria then only some farmers are special.....People won't riot over
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have to agree about the fencing, tried and successful ie barrier fence. lack of maintenance and
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Jock, your comment about "traders" including Allan McCallum smiling in celebration of Wheat
THE Derby business community has reiterated the need for a West Kimberley port facility, following the release of the State Government's Water for Food initiative last week.2:00 AM THE Derby business community has reiterated the need for a West Kimberley port facility, following the release of...
THE opportunities in the Chinese market have not been overlooked by WA farmers.2:00 AM THE opportunities in the Chinese market have not been overlooked by WA farmers.