The current La Nina event continues to strengthen, with some tipping it could reach 2010 levels, but only briefly and with less flooding.
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.
Graincast, a farm app developed by CSIRO to help farmers estimate anticipated yields, has taken out a prestigious award
The spread between milling and feed grade wheat is being anxiously monitored by farmers spooked by harvest rain likely to cause downgrading.
After having a wretched run with drought, some NSW farmers have suffered the ultimate blow from Mother Nature, with hail ruining crops.
The ag sector does not need further duplication in order to create a viable carbon farming industry according to an ag-tech leader.
A new strategic plan from the Australian Oilseeds Federation is pushing to create a $5 billion industry.
A Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan will help a Northern Territory barramundi fishery expand.
A North American developer of canola genetics has received a boost with a suite of its traits being classified non-GM by the USDA.
A range of soil amelioration projects are being mooted to allow farmers to get the most out of their soils by removing subsoil constraints.
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