High hopes for 2017 season

MICHAEL Bestry is hoping strong rainfall received across the State in 2016 will continue next season.
MICHAEL Bestry is hoping strong rainfall received across the State in 2016 will continue next season.
GRAIN traders and advisers are predicting little movement in the price across all grains in the first quarter of 2017.
13 Jan 17 GRAIN traders and advisers are predicting little movement in the price across all grains in the first quarter of 2017.
THE final tally is still out for South Stirlings grower Derek Curwen but he has been
10 Jan 17 THE final tally is still out for South Stirlings grower Derek Curwen but he has been "pleasantly surprised" with how the harvest has gone after an extremely wet season.
THE CURRENT harvest has been marred by a spate of header fires, with hundreds of incidents reported across the country.
10 Jan 17 THE CURRENT harvest has been marred by a spate of header fires, with hundreds of incidents reported across the country.
IT WAS a surprising year for Bruce Rock farmer Carl Fuchsbichler, with a mix of good and bad results for the 2016-17 season.
04 Jan 17 IT WAS a surprising year for Bruce Rock farmer Carl Fuchsbichler, with a mix of good and bad results for the 2016-17 season.
THE 2016-17 harvest has been a record-breaking one in Western Australia.
04 Jan 17 THE 2016-17 harvest has been a record-breaking one in Western Australia.
TAMBELLUP grower Nick Lockyer had just crossed the harvest finish line when Farm Weekly called last week.
01 Jan 17 TAMBELLUP grower Nick Lockyer had just crossed the harvest finish line when Farm Weekly called last week.
NEWDEGATE farmer Bill Lloyd will be sticking to his 2016 winning formula next season, after another above-average season.
31 Dec 16 NEWDEGATE farmer Bill Lloyd will be sticking to his 2016 winning formula next season, after another above-average season.
EXPECTATIONS were exceeded for Katanning farmer Ben Kowald in 2016, resulting in one of his best seasons yet.
30 Dec 16 EXPECTATIONS were exceeded for Katanning farmer Ben Kowald in 2016, resulting in one of his best seasons yet.
A RANGE of ground-breaking agricultural research and development work being conducted in Africa will help push sub-Saharan Africa towards food security, but may also have big benefits for Australian agriculture.
29 Dec 16 A RANGE of ground-breaking agricultural research and development work being conducted in Africa will help push sub-Saharan Africa towards food security, but may also have big benefits...
CBH is edging closer to its revised harvest estimate of receiving 15.5 million tonnes of grain after reaching 15.3mt just prior to Christmas.
29 Dec 16 CBH is edging closer to its revised harvest estimate of receiving 15.5 million tonnes of grain after reaching 15.3mt just prior to Christmas.
FARMERS have expressed concern about the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) decision to ban the use of the insecticide omethoate.
28 Dec 16 FARMERS have expressed concern about the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority's (APVMA) decision to ban the use of the insecticide omethoate.
A MORE than $54 million funding boost to WA's grains research and development has been welcomed by the industry but there is yet to be a decision on how grains R&D will be managed.
28 Dec 16 A MORE than $54 million funding boost to WA's grains research and development has been welcomed by the industry but there is yet to be a decision on how grains R&D will be managed.
LAST week's 10 millimetres of rain at Alex Leake's farm didn't slow harvest down too much as Alex, father David and worker Tony Patterson were all ready for a maintenance day.
26 Dec 16 LAST week's 10 millimetres of rain at Alex Leake's farm didn't slow harvest down too much as Alex, father David and worker Tony Patterson were all ready for a maintenance day.
GRAIN producers are looking carefully at the strengths and weaknesses of their local bulk handling options before making deliveries in order to maximise returns this season.
25 Dec 16 GRAIN producers are looking carefully at the strengths and weaknesses of their local bulk handling options before making deliveries in order to maximise returns this season.
A STANDARD truckload of wheat being delivered by a New South Wales farmer to Fletcher International Exports may one day be remembered as the start of a revolution in how grain is sold.
25 Dec 16 A STANDARD truckload of wheat being delivered by a New South Wales farmer to Fletcher International Exports may one day be remembered as the start of a revolution in how grain is sold.
KUNUNOPPIN grower Peter Waters was completing the last 90 hectares of harvest when Farm Weekly called last week.
25 Dec 16 KUNUNOPPIN grower Peter Waters was completing the last 90 hectares of harvest when Farm Weekly called last week.
BALLIDU farmer Ian Brennan is considering cropping more canola in 2017, after this year yielding more than half a tonne to the hectare above his average.
24 Dec 16 BALLIDU farmer Ian Brennan is considering cropping more canola in 2017, after this year yielding more than half a tonne to the hectare above his average.
QUAIRADING farmer Chad Langsford plans to increase his export hay program next year, after a successful first crop in 2016.
24 Dec 16 QUAIRADING farmer Chad Langsford plans to increase his export hay program next year, after a successful first crop in 2016.
AFTER wrapping up harvest last week Canna grower Katrina Sasse was looking forward to a break.
23 Dec 16 AFTER wrapping up harvest last week Canna grower Katrina Sasse was looking forward to a break.
THE OPERATOR of one of Australia's leading grain pools says over-optimistic reporting of estimated pool returns (EPRs) by rival pool providers is still hurting his business.
22 Dec 16 THE OPERATOR of one of Australia's leading grain pools says over-optimistic reporting of estimated pool returns (EPRs) by rival pool providers is still hurting his business.
THE AUSTRALIAN wheat industry has received its most positive market signal for months with the news that India has removed a 10 per cent import duty on wheat.
21 Dec 16 THE AUSTRALIAN wheat industry has received its most positive market signal for months with the news that India has removed a 10 per cent import duty on wheat.
THE AUSTRALIAN Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has renewed exemptions to the port access code for major bulk handlers including GrainCorp and CBH, following a report that found port terminal owners were not obstructing access to third parties.
21 Dec 16 THE AUSTRALIAN Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has renewed exemptions to the port access code for major bulk handlers including GrainCorp and CBH, following a report that...
MONSANTO is acknowledged as a global agribusiness giant, but its major focuses are in seeds and crop protection.
21 Dec 16 MONSANTO is acknowledged as a global agribusiness giant, but its major focuses are in seeds and crop protection.
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