Grain farm incomes ease

CASH income of Australian grain farms has declined to $171,000 per farm - around 24pc higher than the 10-year average, ABARES says.
CASH income of Australian grain farms has declined to $171,000 per farm - around 24pc higher than the 10-year average, ABARES says.
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today. THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today.
GRAIN growers from across Australia are invited to the first ever GRDC Growers’ Day at this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference.
30 Jun 15  1 GRAIN growers from across Australia are invited to the first ever GRDC Growers’ Day at this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference. | AGIC 2015 program External Link | Full steam ahead for AGIC 
WATERLOGGING is not commonly associated with the Mallee, but farmers in the region are watching some of their best land go underwater.
30 Jun 15 WATERLOGGING is not commonly associated with the Mallee, but farmers in the region are watching some of their best land go underwater. | Trial digs deep to renew soils  | Soil scientist's passion honoured 
A TASMANIAN scientist, Dr Doris Blaesing has been awarded the AUSVEG Researcher of the Year Award,for her work on the Soil Wealth project.
29 Jun 15 A TASMANIAN scientist, Dr Doris Blaesing has been awarded the AUSVEG Researcher of the Year Award,for her work on the Soil Wealth project.
DESPITE a premium of up to $20 a tonne for non-genetically modified canola, croppers are increasingly turning to GM technology.
26 Jun 15  16 DESPITE a premium of up to $20 a tonne for non-genetically modified canola, croppers are increasingly turning to GM technology. | Aust organics shine in China  | GM crop area growing 
A MANDATORY code of conduct for the sugar industry is the recommendation of a Senate Committee report.
25 Jun 15  2 A MANDATORY code of conduct for the sugar industry is the recommendation of a Senate Committee report. | Sugar code jeopardises trade:...  | US resists TPP deal for sugar... 
THE world is supposed to be hungry to pay good money for Australian food exports, but graingrowers are still waiting for the anticipated price rewards.
25 Jun 15  14 THE world is supposed to be hungry to pay good money for Australian food exports, but graingrowers are still waiting for the anticipated price rewards. | CBH should be 'back in the pack'  | Grain groups work for united body 
THE grain logistics inquiry pledged to maintain a watching brief on the Bulk Wheat Port Access Code of Conduct, but will it?
24 Jun 15  4 THE grain logistics inquiry pledged to maintain a watching brief on the Bulk Wheat Port Access Code of Conduct, but will it?
RAIN has come just in the nick of time for the 2015 Western Australian cropping season.
23 Jun 15 RAIN has come just in the nick of time for the 2015 Western Australian cropping season. | Climate putting drover's life...  | Forecast for better forecasts 
DESPITE the expected drop in canola plantings this season, there has been an increase in sales of Roundup Ready canola seed in Australia.
23 Jun 15 DESPITE the expected drop in canola plantings this season, there has been an increase in sales of Roundup Ready canola seed in Australia.
THE long-running federal Senate inquiry into grain logistics and export networks has been tabled, making no formal recommendations for action.
23 Jun 15  8 THE long-running federal Senate inquiry into grain logistics and export networks has been tabled, making no formal recommendations for action.
IRRIGATORS in the Lower Balonne have welcomed the prospect of greater control over their water allocations, thanks to local resource rule changes.
22 Jun 15  1 IRRIGATORS in the Lower Balonne have welcomed the prospect of greater control over their water allocations, thanks to local resource rule changes.
MACALISTER grain grower Rob Taylor has vowed to plough on in the face of continued drought after yielding only half of his annual corn crop.
21 Jun 15 MACALISTER grain grower Rob Taylor has vowed to plough on in the face of continued drought after yielding only half of his annual corn crop.
KEEPING paddocks weed free is far easier and cheaper than doing battle with high density weed populations.
21 Jun 15 KEEPING paddocks weed free is far easier and cheaper than doing battle with high density weed populations. | Grains market needs Chinese data  | Research teams on the crop case 
UNIVERSITY of Adelaide research has found brome grass has evolved a new form of resistance against glyphosate.
20 Jun 15 UNIVERSITY of Adelaide research has found brome grass has evolved a new form of resistance against glyphosate. | Weed management drives yield... 
OVERSEAS media outlets are reporting France is the latest country to restrict the sale of glyphosate products.
19 Jun 15 OVERSEAS media outlets are reporting France is the latest country to restrict the sale of glyphosate products. | Diffusion tests reveal more  | Scientists unlock resistance secret 
GRAIN grower groups are considering constitutional changes to 'morph' the various entities into a single unified national body.
19 Jun 15  10 GRAIN grower groups are considering constitutional changes to 'morph' the various entities into a single unified national body. | 'Hybrid option' for GRDC move  | Grain groups get down to... 
A COMBINATION of the weather conditions and natural life cycles has meant this season is shaping up markedly different to recent years in terms of the distribution of crop pests.
19 Jun 15 A COMBINATION of the weather conditions and natural life cycles has meant this season is shaping up markedly different to recent years in terms of the distribution of crop pests. | Parasite fight moves underground  | Fast facts for pest problems 
THERE is a push coming out of WA to have lupins embraced as a new super food in China.
19 Jun 15 THERE is a push coming out of WA to have lupins embraced as a new super food in China.
THE lack of grain stocks in eastern Australia is providing a solid platform for Aussie prices in spite of a falling world market.
18 Jun 15  6 THE lack of grain stocks in eastern Australia is providing a solid platform for Aussie prices in spite of a falling world market. | Wheat sets its own course  | Bleak, dry winter ahead: ABARES 
AUSTRALIAN cotton growers look set to benefit substantially this harvest as world cotton consumption is forecast to exceed production for the first time in six years.
17 Jun 15 AUSTRALIAN cotton growers look set to benefit substantially this harvest as world cotton consumption is forecast to exceed production for the first time in six years.
TWO USQ PhD candidates have won prestigious GRDC-funded research scholarships aimed at boosting international crop productivity.
17 Jun 15 TWO USQ PhD candidates have won prestigious GRDC-funded research scholarships aimed at boosting international crop productivity. | 'Hybrid option' for GRDC move  | GRF sees benefits of GRDC move 
MENTION the Grains Genebank and most people will think of biosecurity and research - high art isn’t likely to spring to mind.
17 Jun 15 MENTION the Grains Genebank and most people will think of biosecurity and research - high art isn’t likely to spring to mind.
CHINA'S ongoing absence from a key global grains body focused on trade outcomes concerns Australian grains industry leaders.
17 Jun 15  2 CHINA'S ongoing absence from a key global grains body focused on trade outcomes concerns Australian grains industry leaders. | Overcapacity a threat to grain...  | Full steam ahead for AGIC 
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Best of luck Barry-this seems like a sound project to me. As the red meat retail prices climb
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Live export markets do not necessarily supply into the same markets as processed meat from
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who cares what NFF says anyway its an uncomplicated unrepresentative gang.
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