Cotton set to slump as demand drops

COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker.
COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker.
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
2:00 AM  1 A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators.
28 Aug 14  6 FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators. | Bunge's southern port plans  | GrainCorp: rival ports will... 
DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
27 Aug 14  3 DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
27 Aug 14  3 A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
27 Aug 14  1 LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
26 Aug 14 A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
26 Aug 14 HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure.
26 Aug 14  2 THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure. | Bunge's southern port plans  | Understanding crop risk management 
DON Taylor warns industry is
25 Aug 14  6 DON Taylor warns industry is "shooting itself in the foot" by splashing more than $100m on building rival port infrastructure. | Seeking ag infrastructure solutions  | ACCC drafts consent for GNC... 
FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
25 Aug 14 FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
COWRA district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety of corn to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.
25 Aug 14 COWRA district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety of corn to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.
THE efficient capture of rainfall and management of stored soil moisture are core competencies when it comes to profitability.
24 Aug 14  3 THE efficient capture of rainfall and management of stored soil moisture are core competencies when it comes to profitability. | Cotton water use improves 40pc  | Grain growers set to 'micro' manage 
THE key to marketing your crop still lies in understanding basic risk management and knowing your cost of production.
24 Aug 14  11 THE key to marketing your crop still lies in understanding basic risk management and knowing your cost of production. | Insolvencies spark reform calls  | Surviving the risk of grain trading 
SUMMER forage crops continue to improve thanks to the breeding efforts of Australian seed companies, but the dry 2013-14 summer has led to shortage of seed for this year’s sowings.
23 Aug 14 SUMMER forage crops continue to improve thanks to the breeding efforts of Australian seed companies, but the dry 2013-14 summer has led to shortage of seed for this year’s sowings.
IF JOEL and Kylie Bennetts had known their local silo was closing down, they wouldn’t have bothered sowing a wheat crop this year.
23 Aug 14  1 IF JOEL and Kylie Bennetts had known their local silo was closing down, they wouldn’t have bothered sowing a wheat crop this year.
GRAINCORP'S application to extend its port access agreement has been virtually signed off by the ACCC.
22 Aug 14 GRAINCORP'S application to extend its port access agreement has been virtually signed off by the ACCC. | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress  | Supply chain still grain's... 
FRESH from setting up a new bulk grain port terminal in Bunbury, WA, Bunge Australia has announced plans for a new export facility in Geelong, Victoria.
22 Aug 14  31 FRESH from setting up a new bulk grain port terminal in Bunbury, WA, Bunge Australia has announced plans for a new export facility in Geelong, Victoria.
THE genome of the plant that gives us canola oil Brassica napus reveals insights into the role they play in ag.
22 Aug 14  1 THE genome of the plant that gives us canola oil Brassica napus reveals insights into the role they play in ag. | Canola losses ignite funding...  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
21 Aug 14  5 THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
SA's croppers have been left lamenting what could have been after a series of frosts wreaked havoc on bumper crops in the Mid North, northern Mallee, northern Flinders and Eyre Peninsula.
21 Aug 14 SA's croppers have been left lamenting what could have been after a series of frosts wreaked havoc on bumper crops in the Mid North, northern Mallee, northern Flinders and Eyre Peninsula. | Wet drought hits SA 
A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
21 Aug 14  10 A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter.
21 Aug 14 USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter. | US exec takes GrainCorp's top job  | Supply chain still grain's... 
AFTER more than 20 years’ experience in cereals, Steven Simpfendorfer landed the inaugural GRDC excellence award this week.
20 Aug 14 AFTER more than 20 years’ experience in cereals, Steven Simpfendorfer landed the inaugural GRDC excellence award this week. | Ag at levy crossroads  | Marsh v Baxter appeal still up... 
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why are we so pent up about our regulators? surely the transparency and motives of SOEs,
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1. Producers need more debt like the proverbial. (Even at cheap rates unless it is to retire
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"Every picture tells a thousand words" The expression on Barry's face tells it all - he has had
A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains industry to capture new markets in Asia and the Middle East, Premier Colin Barnett said this week.28 Aug 14 A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains...
GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for agricultural exports into Asia towards 2050, a trade conference heard last week.28 Aug 14 GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for...