Grain Growers is calling for bipartisan support in Parliament to push through legislation for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
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.
CBH has put in a whopping 1.5 million tonnes of additional storage for the upcoming Western Australian harvest.
We love a good lentil curry but Australians haven't really got into lentil flour. One set of researchers hope to change that.
There will be grain heading from Western Australia to the east coast, but given forecast production, exports will still be critical.
A desire to look beyond herbicides means the GRDC has a big investment in research into non-chemical methods of weed control.
The agriculture sector is behind plans to clamp down on directors setting up 'phoenix' companies but say more work is needed.
The world wheat market is watching to see whether Russia will implement some sort of a grain export tax.
It's been a tough spring, and the news for the summer does not look exciting either, but there's been a nice spot of rain relief in October.
The BOM has raised the likelihood of an El Niño forming. Combined with an IOD positive event it looks like a dry summer ahead.
It's costly, the relevant work has been done already and it's probably unnecessary, but maybe a glyphosate review is what industry needs.
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