The Brazilian government will appeal a court decision to ban the use of glyphosate as the herbicide remains a topic of hot debate globally.
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.
Making arguments based on science will not win over consumers regarding the safety of glyphosate - ag has to highlight its overall benefits.
A Californian jury has found the herbicide Roundup was responsible for a man's cancer and ordered Monsanto pay more than $A395 in damages.
GrainCorp and CBH leaders have had a crack at the port access code, saying it creates unnecesary costs for the grains industry.
The grains industry is coming to terms with a marked drop in supply this season due to drought in Australia, the EU and the Baltic States.
A Brazilian judge has handed down a shock decision to ban the use of the herbicide glyphosate until further safety testing is carried out.
The Federal Government is committed to improving freight logistics through both infrastructure and legislation according to Keith Pitt.
There have been falls over parts of the Victorian and SA Mallee while Victoria’s Wimmera region has received 20-40mm.
Mainstream investors are looking to get into agriculture, but first they want to see serious sustainability credentials.
Grain growers have been innovative with their marketing of physical grain but their use of hedging products has lagged behind.
- You know about sculpture by the sea, now head inland.
- New ways of eating vegetables will help producers thrive, says the VegDoctor.
- Embattled growers await clearance to sell fruit
- Australian dried fruit growers are looking to lift their game.
- The Brisbane Markets Gala Dinner was all about dancing and comedy.
- There's nothing small about the South American banana industry.
- This year's WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year has seen the industry frock up.
- A new seedless mandarin is set to stoke the tastebuds of Aussie eaters.
- Many assume country farmers are rich and unintelligent. I know, but try and keep the expletives under your breath.
- The 2018 Hort Connections Researcher of the Year is passionate about IPM.
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