NSW Farmers has vowed to keep fighting to get a workable farm income protection industry established in Australia.
A Rabobank analyst believes Australia cotton prices will fall in the second half of the year on the back of sluggish global demand.
Farmers will have the opportunity to harness their natural curiosity and lead their own on-farm experiments as part of a new big data approach to agriculture research by Curtin University and Murdoch University.
The wheat industry will watch to see if Asian nations will slap a ban on purchases of US wheat after an outbreak of GM wheat was found.
The grain market expected cuts to US corn production in this week's USDA report, but was surprised by the extent of the downgrade.
Grain growers and spray operators are encouraged to test water quality before using it for the application of herbicides and pesticides this season.
Solid May rainfall in southern Australia has bolstered national winter crop prospects but a below average year is still likely.
WA has had a long awaited seasonal break, rain is heading to Victoria, but it remains stubbornly dry in northern NSW and Queensland.
US corn futures could rise as high as US650c/bu under a scenario outlined by veteran US grains industry analyst Dave Hightower.
Green peach aphid populations have been discovered in Western Australia with resistance to the insecticide sulfoxaflor.