Barley prices are markedly better than at this time last year, but will the good values last?
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
There have been some improvements, but more needs to be done on improving grain transport supply chains according to Victorian growers.
The official Canadian forecaster has made massive upgrades to the size of the 2017 crop in the North American nation.
All levy-funded ag research organisations are different - and there is more to it than just whether the group is industry owned or not.
It's official! The Pacific Ocean has entered La Niña territory, after coming within a whisker of El Niño earlier in the year.
Farmers in central Queensland are rejoicing as a timely storm-driven rainfall delivered up to 240mm across the region last week.
IT IS not often farmers in Australia's low rainfall zones are happy with getting less rain than expected. Last week was one of those times.
A LONG running dispute between Emerald Grain and a group of WA farmers is back off to arbitration following a WA Supreme Court ruling.
Some farmers were hoping against hope predicted rainfall would be less than expected, but tallies are beginning to build already.
THE CROPPING belt of south-eastern Australia was lit up like a city street last night as farmers worked feverishly to beat the rain.
- Newly elected Ausveg chair, Bill Bulmer, says it is in everyone’s best interest to have a strong and united horticulture advocate.
- An international herb and spice giant is looking to its latest Australian purchase to help lift its organic output.
- Did we snap you out and about Saturday morning?
- The strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry industries will unite to host BerryQuest in Tasmania next year.
- Take a look at Horticulture Innovation Australia.
- Australian macadamia growers have produced a crop of 46,000 tonnes in-shell at 10 per cent moisture.
- Choppers have been called in to dry out sodden cherry crops, but it looks like it might pan out okay.
- The celebration involved a four-hour harbour cruise before a farewell was held for previous company owner Stewart Merchant.
- Check out the photos from Lockyer Valley Growers Inc, Bowen Gumlu Growers Association, and Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers trip to South Korea.
- They may have copped a battering from Cyclone Debbie, but a glut of mangoes in North Queensland is driving prices down.
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