Heat shock ahead for global croppers

AN international report has found global wheat production could fall six per cent for every one degree of temperature rise.
AN international report has found global wheat production could fall six per cent for every one degree of temperature rise.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits. THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits.
THE lower Aussie dollar is likely to combine with a rise in local phosphorus prices in the lead-up to this year’s winter crop sowing.
01 Feb 15 THE lower Aussie dollar is likely to combine with a rise in local phosphorus prices in the lead-up to this year’s winter crop sowing.  | Crop data a tough season weapon  | Pool exodus may be too far 
WIMMERA farmer Phil Koschitzke has received his multi-peril crop insurance payment from insurer Latevo International.
31 Jan 15 WIMMERA farmer Phil Koschitzke has received his multi-peril crop insurance payment from insurer Latevo International. | MPCI a confidence boost  | Historic multi-peril payouts 
AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award.
30 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs.
30 Jan 15 IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs. | Crop data a tough season weapon  | Pool exodus may be too far 
THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
29 Jan 15  2 THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of holding up to 350,000 tonnes.
29 Jan 15  4 BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of...
THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness.
29 Jan 15 THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness. | Farmers dig deep for moisture...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton
28 Jan 15  2 IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton "white gold", but there really was an element of goldrush in the building of the cotton industry. | Cotton's man of fibre dead at 96 
SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market.
28 Jan 15  4 SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
27 Jan 15  1 A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season.
27 Jan 15 THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season. | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain  | New grain port to boost competition 
FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits.
26 Jan 15 FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Soil acid study in final year 
CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia.
25 Jan 15 CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia. | Grain port push a balancing act  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop.
24 Jan 15 LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop. | Strong pulse plantings ahead  | Narrow rows boost chickpea yields 
THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears.
23 Jan 15 THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears. | Croppers put heat on canola virus  | SARDI studies white grain puzzle 
THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
23 Jan 15 THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight  | New grain port to boost competition 
FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port.
22 Jan 15  4 FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port. | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
18 Jan 15 THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
17 Jan 15  57 SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance.
15 Jan 15  9 AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance. | MPCI a confidence boost 
A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t.
14 Jan 15 A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t. | Good season forecast for 2015  | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain 
WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops.
13 Jan 15  1 WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops. | Solid finish for SA crops  | Croppers put heat on canola virus 
A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
12 Jan 15  20 A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
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You beat me to it Dave. He'll need more than fluoros factory clobber and hard hats this time.
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I think its a bit more complex than AWI's position - you have to support a strong local
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Good Move NAB, but why only agriculture?
AN emergency warning has been issued in Waroona, with residents advised to evacuate or prepare to defend their homes as a fire burns in the town's east.30 Jan 15 AN emergency warning has been issued in Waroona, with residents advised to evacuate or prepare to defend their homes...
A NEW chief executive officer for the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has been appointed.29 Jan 15 A NEW chief executive officer for the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has been appointed.