Mixed report for GM crops

There is good news and bad news for proponents of genetically modified crops in a recent US report.
There is good news and bad news for proponents of genetically modified crops in a recent US report.
Sugar prices have rebounded strongly off lows in recent weeks, although analysts are unsure if the rally will be sustained.
29 May 16 Sugar prices have rebounded strongly off lows in recent weeks, although analysts are unsure if the rally will be sustained.
There has been a spate of consolidation in the crop protection and seeds industry. What does it mean for Australian agriculture?
26 May 16 There has been a spate of consolidation in the crop protection and seeds industry. What does it mean for Australian agriculture?
For more than two years James Sunderland's phone has barely stopped ringing as farmers seek out his fencing skills.
26 May 16 For more than two years James Sunderland's phone has barely stopped ringing as farmers seek out his fencing skills.
The crop yields of Ravensthorpe grain grower Andy Chambers have been boosted by up to two tonnes per hectare, thanks to his adoption of Variable Rate Technology (VRT).
26 May 16 The crop yields of Ravensthorpe grain grower Andy Chambers have been boosted by up to two tonnes per hectare, thanks to his adoption of Variable Rate Technology (VRT).
Australian exporters are pushing to limit the impact of non-tariff measures on trade.
24 May 16 Australian exporters are pushing to limit the impact of non-tariff measures on trade.
The Federal Government has won praise from grain grower groups regarding its responses to the senate inquiry into agricultural research, development and extension.
23 May 16  3 The Federal Government has won praise from grain grower groups regarding its responses to the senate inquiry into agricultural research, development and extension.
The University of Adelaide will reinvest end point royalties (EPRs) from its barley varieties back into its pre-breeding research once its barley breeding program is wound up.
23 May 16 The University of Adelaide will reinvest end point royalties (EPRs) from its barley varieties back into its pre-breeding research once its barley breeding program is wound up.
All the grain industry news from at home and abroad.
23 May 16 All the grain industry news from at home and abroad.
There has been a 19pc increase in soybean values since the start of March, which, in turn, has dragged other grain prices up.
19 May 16 There has been a 19pc increase in soybean values since the start of March, which, in turn, has dragged other grain prices up.
GrainCorp managing director Mark Palmquist believes his company's business mix is right, despite disappointing half year results for three business units.
14 May 16 GrainCorp managing director Mark Palmquist believes his company's business mix is right, despite disappointing half year results for three business units.
GrainCorp remains upbeat on the Australian Grain Champions proposal to corporatise CBH, which will involve GrainCorp capital.
14 May 16  5 GrainCorp remains upbeat on the Australian Grain Champions proposal to corporatise CBH, which will involve GrainCorp capital.
Low milk prices will lower demand from the dairy industry for feed grain.
06 May 16 Low milk prices will lower demand from the dairy industry for feed grain.
Grain sales in Australia have slowed to a walk with farmers unwilling to sell grain at current values.
06 May 16  5 Grain sales in Australia have slowed to a walk with farmers unwilling to sell grain at current values.
There have been opening rains for the cropping season in some parts of southern and eastern Australia in the past week and more is forecast for this weekend.
05 May 16 There have been opening rains for the cropping season in some parts of southern and eastern Australia in the past week and more is forecast for this weekend.
Cargill's GrainFlow storage and handling business has added another site to its portfolio, purchasing 130,000 tonne storage centre Corglen at Narrabri.
03 May 16  1 Cargill's GrainFlow storage and handling business has added another site to its portfolio, purchasing 130,000 tonne storage centre Corglen at Narrabri.
GRAIN Producers Australia has welcomed the new Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Agriculture Consultative Committee, describing it as an important step for agriculture in the Australian economy.
03 May 16  5 GRAIN Producers Australia has welcomed the new Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Agriculture Consultative Committee, describing it as an important step for agriculture in...
29 Apr 16 The dry spring and summer in many parts of eastern Australia means farmers will have to factor in herbicide residues and potential plant back risk when making their planting decisions.
The University of Adelaide will shut down its commercial barley breeding operation by the end of June.
27 Apr 16  1 The University of Adelaide will shut down its commercial barley breeding operation by the end of June.
There has been good interest in oats over recent years says a leading oat breeder, due to both agronomic and market factors.
27 Apr 16 There has been good interest in oats over recent years says a leading oat breeder, due to both agronomic and market factors.
The Federal Government has given $6.2 million for a project to look at biocontrol methods for some of Australia's most problematic weeds.
27 Apr 16 The Federal Government has given $6.2 million for a project to look at biocontrol methods for some of Australia's most problematic weeds.
Governments across the world need to continue to fund international grain research, according to the director of the wheat program with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre.
23 Apr 16 Governments across the world need to continue to fund international grain research, according to the director of the wheat program with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre.
Grain Growers believes its consultation process to seek feedback on constitutional change from members is going well.
22 Apr 16  2 Grain Growers believes its consultation process to seek feedback on constitutional change from members is going well.
Grains industry representatives have reacted positively to the news of the Federal Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.
21 Apr 16  1 Grains industry representatives have reacted positively to the news of the Federal Government’s $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.
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In my view the industry were exporting cattle into a nation where it seems they had not bothered
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Union subs down Mr Courtney, feeling nervous about your job? Will having the beef processed in
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If we had a cap then processors need access to the global labour market at global rates !Market
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