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Wheat haul could dip below 20mt
31 Dec 17 AUSTRALIAN wheat production could easily dip below the 20 million tonne mark for the first time since 2007-08, but there are pockets of the country where growers are being pleasantly surprised by yields.
Anti-GM groups oppose breeding plan
30 Dec 17 GROUPS against genetically modified (GM) food crops are protesting against a proposal from the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to alter the regulatory status of a series of new plant breeding techniques.
Dairy industry rides a roller-coaster year
30 Dec 17 WA’S shrinking dairy industry began a turbulent 2017 by contracting just a little bit more.
Late rain a silver lining for growers
30 Dec 17 IT has been a rollercoaster year for many farmers across the WA grainbelt with plenty of promise at the outset that quickly faded following one of the driest starts to the growing season in recent memory.
New age of auto technology looms for ag
30 Dec 17 ANOTHER year skips by as the inexorable surge of technology continues.
Profitability key driver for GRDC
30 Dec 17 FOR MANY years improvements in grains industry research and development centred on productivity gains, but now it is all about profitability at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Decentralisation to remain contentious policy for RDCs
29 Dec 17 PROPONENTS of regional reform would move as many of our public institutions from Canberra and other capital cities to the bush as practicable.
At tech staff need security
29 Dec 17 RETIRED agricultural researcher Mark Conyers believes grains industry research and development is hitting the mark on a lot of fronts but said added job security would be a boost to the research sector.
Guide maps out WA investment potential
29 Dec 17 GROWTH potential for WA’s arable land investors was outlined in an industry snapshot released last month.
Trials are key to liquid nutrient adoption
29 Dec 17 THERE has been a lot of positive news about liquid nutrients this year.
Growers call for value for money with research dollars
28 Dec 17 THE CHAIRMAN of one of representative organisations (ROs) responsible for overseeing the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) says getting the organisation’s new five year strategic plan right will be critical in terms of satisfying levy payers.
India’s new tariff on pulses a bitter end to the season
28 Dec 17 India’s Parliament has imposed a new 30 per cent tariff on imported chickpeas and lentils, which has caused concern among Victorian grain growers.
R and D challenges confront Australian agriculture sector
27 Dec 17 RURAL research and development corporations may be missing the full potential of the digital revolution which is sweeping through the agriculture sector.
NAB Agri showcases export focused customers
27 Dec 17 Agribusinesses making waves in trade and export have been recognised for their success at the launch of the NAB Agribusiness 2018 calendar.
Infrastructure and transport get regional focus under Joyce
27 Dec 17 AS far as government ministries go, infrastructure and transport is about as metropolitan-based as it gets – but New England MP Barnaby Joyce promises the portfolio will have a more regional focus under his leadership.
Cereal market holds up but canola back
27 Dec 17 IN SPITE of strong deliveries of higher quality wheat and malt barley in the past week as harvest hits full swing in the southern regions producing the majority of the grain this year values for both commodities have only come back slightly.
Dairy Day 2018 plans already revealed
27 Dec 17 BENGER farmers Mick and Sophia Giumelli will host next year’s Dairy Innovation Day for Western Dairy on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Global dairy prices end 2017 on sour note
27 Dec 17 AN unexpected drop in the global dairy market this week is tipped to be the start of a downward trend likely to put pressure on end-of-season farmgate price step-ups in Australia.
Thirsty Freedom Foods signs new Vic, NSW suppliers
27 Dec 17 Northern Victoria’s newly-formed Mountain Milk Co-operative (MMC) has been signed up by fast expanding processor Freedom Foods in the latest stage of a busy recruitment drive.
Weaners on offer in special online sale
27 Dec 17 A SPECIAL weaner sale is taking shape with Primaries putting together its first ever sale in conjunction with Grow Safe Fertilisers.
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
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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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