Insurers are calling on State and Federal Governments to support multi-peril crop insurance through initial premium subsidies.
Farming officials say confusion surrounding the amount of old crop grain available highlights the need for better stocks reporting.
Strong demand from exporters and domestic end users, combined with a poor summer crop, means Australian grain supplies are diminishing quickly.
There is controversy in India, Australia's largest market for pulses, surrounding alleged collusion among pulse traders there to artificially keep prices high.
Ag tech uptake is being held back by cost and understanding of the products as well as the much-publicised data drought.