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Asian growth underpins commodity prices
01 Mar 06 CONTINUED economic growth in Asia should ensure Australian rural commodity prices stay firm or rise in the short term. During his speech to the Plum Grove conference last week Grange Securities research director Stephen Roberts said changing d
Asian market the target
01 Mar 06 AWB plans to introduce two wheat varieties within the next 2-3 years as part of a strategy to capture more of a lucrative Asian market. The move, according to AWB, is aimed at keeping Australian growers profitable against uncertain demand and more
Beware snake oil salesmen
01 Mar 06 WATCH out for snake oil salesmen selling commercial brews that promise higher crop yields. The advice from CSIRO researcher Margaret Roper is to evaluate trial data of any product with promises of crop gains. Speaking at last week's Farming Bey
Biology to transform Wheatbelt soils
01 Mar 06 BORDERTOWN, South Australia, farmer Charlie Hilton says sandy Wheatbelt soils can be transformed by soil biology. Mr Hilton, a 2003 Nuffield Scholar, spoke at last week's Farming Beyond Tomorrow seminar about his experiences during his Nuffield wo
CBH for single desk
01 Mar 06 WA wheatgrowers will use CBH as their own single desk marketing body if Federal Government backbencher Wilson Tuckey has his way. So-called Tuckey Amendments to the Wheat Export Authority Act will see a strengthened Wheat Export Authority (WEA
Forgetful Flugge in firing line
01 Mar 06 FORMER AWB chairman Trevor Flugge told the Cole oil-for-food (OFF) inquiry on Monday that he could not recall discussing changes to Iraqi wheat contracts in 1999 when AWB began paying kickbacks to Iraqi. Mr Flugge also had trouble remembering
Free market support ignored: advocate
01 Mar 06 WHY did many farmers believe the single desk provided benefits when there was plenty of evidence to the contrary? According to free market advocate and media commentator Paul Kerin the answer was related to the fact these reports were largely
McGauran under PGA fire
01 Mar 06 THIS year's Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) conference may well have been historic. With the harmful allegations stemming from the Cole inquiry into AWB, delegates at next year's gathering could in all likelihood be toasting the dawn
New single desk plan unfolds
01 Mar 06 PRO-SINGLE wheat export desk proponents are in a race against time to find an alternative to total deregulation as the deadline for the Cole oil-for-food inquiry findings approaches. There are fears that in light of evidence presented to the C
Power-packed 8530 hits Aussie shores
01 Mar 06 THE new John Deere 8530 row crop tractors are available for immediate delivery. Released in the United States last September, Australian John Deere dealers have been champing at the bit to sell what Deere claims is the world's most powerful row cr
Precision agriculture economic potential
01 Mar 06 GROWERS could potentially put more money in their pockets by using precision agriculture (PA) to apply farm inputs on different yield zones within paddocks. This was a key message at the Crop Updates in Perth, delivered by CSIRO researcher Michael
01 Mar 06 THE delicately balanced supply and demand situation for nitrogen fertilisers could tip in grain growers' favour from the middle of this year, according to a speaker at the Plum Grove conference in Fremantle last Friday. CSBP procurement manage
Special bulk export licence changes
01 Mar 06 THE Grain Licensing Authority (GLA) will no longer wait until the size of WA's barley, canola and lupin crops are known before it issues special bulk export licences. Since its inception four years ago the GLA had waited until the size of the
System tackles nitrogen management bugbear
01 Mar 06 ONE of the biggest bugbears in farming is the imprecise art of nitrogen management. It so annoyed Esperance farmer David Cox that he applied for a Nuffield Scholarship to study so-called N management in other countries, with specific focus on work
Tight supply, firm values
01 Mar 06 GOOD quality milling wheat values should remain firm through 2006 due to tight supply, while poorer quality wheat is expected to struggle due to an oversupply. The tight supply conditions for milling grade wheat are due to several factors includin
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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