Education and cultural change, not over-regulation, are the keys to improving farm safety says a Nuffield Scholar who studied the topic.
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.
It's been a decade since the deregulation of the wheat market. Over the next few weeks Fairfax Ag Media will look at the implications.
The grim start to the season in the north continues, while the south has had some relief with falls of 30mm in the past week.
Don't want any further bad news about the 2018 cropping season? Look away now, the odds of an El Nino are firming.
Historical ties with the US should not be enough for the Aussie government to back trade action against China that could jeopardise exports.
IT IS hard to compete with the big bucks being offered for feed grain locally, but China continued to buy up barley through March and April.
FARMERS will now have the opportunity to market grain stored on-farm through the Clear Grain Exchange.
Farmers will flock to lower risk cereal crops this year following a dry start to the winter cropping season according to ABARES.
Farmers are taking grain they delivered to Viterra in South Australia at harvest out of warehousing to feed hungry livestock.
- Nutrition Australia is looking for partners in the fresh produce industry to help with its campaign to lift vegetable consumption.
- Australia's only commercial Achacha plantation is on the market.
- A BANANA farm in Australia’s wettest town has taken the hi-tech road in irrigation, turning to completely automated systems on all of its farms.
- All the photos from the gala dinner at Hort Connections.
- Goldenfield Growers of Wallacia, New South Wales took out the Produce Grower of the Year title at the Sydney Markets 2016 Fresh Awards.
- Australian native foods hold untapped potential for growers into the foodie market.
- The beekeeping industry is taking advantage of "peace time” to work out how to deal with a deadly pest.
- Sales manager and photographer extraordinaire, Mike Lamond, is leaving GFV after 17 years.
- In its Trade and Export Forum, NAB Agribusiness outlined some considerations for producers looking to export.
- With consumers wanting increased assurances of quality from their food suppliers, traceability needs to lift.
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