Chia a winner among global health crops

LOCAL growers are positioning themselves for the next superfoods trend, writes Claire Dunn.
LOCAL growers are positioning themselves for the next superfoods trend, writes Claire Dunn.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
WHILE decent autumn rains have been welcomed by many grain growers in the southern cropping region, they have also brought pests.
24 May 15 WHILE decent autumn rains have been welcomed by many grain growers in the southern cropping region, they have also brought pests. | Wheat report provides end-use data  | Crop viruses boosted by carbon... 
THE battle against root lesion nematodes is going to ground with new research suggesting suppressive soils can provide an effective defence.
23 May 15 THE battle against root lesion nematodes is going to ground with new research suggesting suppressive soils can provide an effective defence. | Surprise gains for grain  | Think big when deep sowing wheat 
VIDEO: AN investment in summer weed control is paying dividends with improved crop quality and increased yields for Scott Dixon.
23 May 15 VIDEO: AN investment in summer weed control is paying dividends with improved crop quality and increased yields for Scott Dixon. | GRDC plans divide Coalition  | The pluses of pulses 
THANKS to 100 millimetres of soaking rain at the start of May, Dalby district farmer Glenn Pumpa is again optimistic.
23 May 15 THANKS to 100 millimetres of soaking rain at the start of May, Dalby district farmer Glenn Pumpa is again optimistic.
AUSTRALIAN Grain Growers Co-operative (AGG Co-op) chief executive officer Simon McNair has announced his resignation.
22 May 15 AUSTRALIAN Grain Growers Co-operative (AGG Co-op) chief executive officer Simon McNair has announced his resignation.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
22 May 15 IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. | Grain chain investment needed  | No new R&D for grains, no problem 
AUSTRALIAN grain growers have returned fire in their dispute with Barnaby Joyce over moving the GRDC to Wagga Wagga, NSW.
22 May 15  5 AUSTRALIAN grain growers have returned fire in their dispute with Barnaby Joyce over moving the GRDC to Wagga Wagga, NSW. | Barnaby firm on agency relocations  | Barnaby tests GRDC on relocation 
MEDICINAL marijuana is illegal in Australia but Norfolk Island authorities have agreed to host a plantation for marijuana that will be sold overseas.
21 May 15  1 MEDICINAL marijuana is illegal in Australia but Norfolk Island authorities have agreed to host a plantation for marijuana that will be sold overseas. | Barry backs medical cannabis 
THE future of the Mallee railway network is in a cloud of uncertainty after Viterra announced it would not be using the service after July.
21 May 15  4 THE future of the Mallee railway network is in a cloud of uncertainty after Viterra announced it would not be using the service after July.
SUNRICE hosted another successful Rice Field Day in Brandon for 60 local farmers, suppliers and other members of the agribusiness community on May 14.
21 May 15 SUNRICE hosted another successful Rice Field Day in Brandon for 60 local farmers, suppliers and other members of the agribusiness community on May 14.
NEW transport laws have been dubbed the
21 May 15 NEW transport laws have been dubbed the "chain of liability" and could add more cost to the WA grain export supply chain.
RESEARCH has confirmed the importance of avoiding smaller-sized seed when deep sowing wheat, says the GRDC.
20 May 15 RESEARCH has confirmed the importance of avoiding smaller-sized seed when deep sowing wheat, says the GRDC. | Growers feel the chickpea price...  | GrainCorp's renovation rumble 
GROWERS who have contracted fertiliser with Superfert Dongbu are in limbo this week after the company went into voluntary administration last week.
20 May 15 GROWERS who have contracted fertiliser with Superfert Dongbu are in limbo this week after the company went into voluntary administration last week.
AN AEGIC report has found Australia’s grain transport supply chain compares unfavourably with one of its major export competitors.
19 May 15  13 AN AEGIC report has found Australia’s grain transport supply chain compares unfavourably with one of its major export competitors. | Tensions high as CBH trains...  | Big dry squeezes GrainCorp profits 
EVEN with extremely poor germination rates farmers are better ‘sticking fat’ with their canola crops rather than resowing.
19 May 15 EVEN with extremely poor germination rates farmers are better ‘sticking fat’ with their canola crops rather than resowing. | US soybeans no threat to Aus canola  | Frosty feeling to early sowing 
THE northern Australian cropping belt is set for a flood of chickpeas following a strong rally in prices.
18 May 15 THE northern Australian cropping belt is set for a flood of chickpeas following a strong rally in prices. | Autumn break closes in 
THE release of three new cane varieties this week marks something of a naming milestone for the Australian sugar industry.
16 May 15 THE release of three new cane varieties this week marks something of a naming milestone for the Australian sugar industry. | Tariffs going, going, gone 
UNIVERSITY of Adelaide researchers have identified the mechanism behind the resistance of cereal weed brome grass to glyphosate.
15 May 15  2 UNIVERSITY of Adelaide researchers have identified the mechanism behind the resistance of cereal weed brome grass to glyphosate. | New wheat launched in war...  | Brome grass bust before the break 
GRAIN groups are comfortable with the federal government’s ag R&D priorities, in spite of no specific grain projects winning money.
15 May 15 GRAIN groups are comfortable with the federal government’s ag R&D priorities, in spite of no specific grain projects winning money. | Drought policy sells croppers short  | GrainCorp's renovation rumble 
GRAINCORP CEO Mark Palmquist says the company's planned new sites are in areas where there's no suitable existing site to renovate.
15 May 15  4 GRAINCORP CEO Mark Palmquist says the company's planned new sites are in areas where there's no suitable existing site to renovate. | $60m for GrainCorp rail upgrades  | VFF opposes southern port... 
THE grains sector is delighted that the Agricultural White Paper is set to include new measures to bolster the ACCC agricultural expertise.
14 May 15 THE grains sector is delighted that the Agricultural White Paper is set to include new measures to bolster the ACCC agricultural expertise. | ACCC looks at Viterra's port push  | Code read: 'it’s not rocket... 
GRAIN industry leaders say drought policy needs further refining, in spite of the $333m drought support package unveiled last week.
13 May 15  4 GRAIN industry leaders say drought policy needs further refining, in spite of the $333m drought support package unveiled last week. | $333m package for drought support  | Budget delivers $70m for farmers 
FARMER confidence will take a hit after the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) officially declared an El Niño climate event on Tuesday.
13 May 15  8 FARMER confidence will take a hit after the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) officially declared an El Niño climate event on Tuesday. | Prepped for wet start, dry finish  | World headed for an El Nino 
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Bushfire Blonde, you are correct: that's a real issue. But it's not really relevant to this
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Well then Jock tell your mate the minister to allow GRDC to become an Industry owned corporation
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Hey Jock, it looks like the only grower group that opposes marxist theory, is the PGA. Are you a
THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) hasn't fared well in this year's State Budget with plans for a new headquarters pulled and more staff cuts coming.23 May 15 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) hasn't fared well in this year's State Budget with plans for a new...
THE Barnett Government unveiled its ambitious plans to sell-off a number of public assets to help pay for WA's rising debt in last week's State Budget.21 May 15 THE Barnett Government unveiled its ambitious plans to sell-off a number of public assets to help pay for WA's...