A range of eagerly anticipated USDA reports were released at the end of last week.
Low prices have limited the benefit of the big harvest, but massive yields mean most farmers will still enjoy a windfall.
Climate change and weed resistance were the two big challenges, facing Mallee croppers, according to Berriwillock’s John Renney.
The malaise continued in the first week of 2017, with only NSW APW prices increasing in line with the move in CBOT futures since December 19.
Scattered rain across Christmas and New Year has further delayed the final stages of Victoria’s grain harvest, making for one of the latest finishes in memory.
Farmers waste almost $500 million a year on nitrogen fertiliser which never delivers a cropping advantage
There has been a shift in the buyers of Australian sunflowers, with the seed more widely used in rations for racehorses.