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EAST coast harvest underway; new campaign to promote grain; Kazakh exports down; Euro estimates up; US production to set records.
EAST coast harvest underway; new campaign to promote grain; Kazakh exports down; Euro estimates up; US production to set records.
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SOUTHERN Australia will be called on to supply 22,500 dairy cattle to Sri Lanka after securing two contracts worth almost $100 million SOUTHERN Australia will be called on to supply 22,500 dairy cattle to Sri Lanka after securing two contracts worth almost $100 million
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
WITH slug pressures making canola tricky for many Western District farmers, growers are keen to find an alternative broadleaf crop for the rotation.
29 Oct 14  2 WITH slug pressures making canola tricky for many Western District farmers, growers are keen to find an alternative broadleaf crop for the rotation. | Keep a finger on MRL pulse 
CHANCES of a large summer crop around Northern and Central NSW are slim, with a lot of areas needing large amounts of rain before they'd consider of increasing their hectares.
28 Oct 14 CHANCES of a large summer crop around Northern and Central NSW are slim, with a lot of areas needing large amounts of rain before they'd consider of increasing their hectares.
WHEAT breeder AGT is confident its new Kiora variety will provide a bold new option to growers in medium to high rainfall zones in the south.
28 Oct 14  4 WHEAT breeder AGT is confident its new Kiora variety will provide a bold new option to growers in medium to high rainfall zones in the south. | Wheat yield potential slips  | After the deluge: crop damage in WA 
A NEW barley variety, similar to the Hindmarsh cultivar but with export malting potential, is ticking all the boxes for grower Cam Penny.
27 Oct 14 A NEW barley variety, similar to the Hindmarsh cultivar but with export malting potential, is ticking all the boxes for grower Cam Penny. | When to sell: market patterns...  | Cargill takes Viterra to court 
AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.
25 Oct 14 AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.  | Dry finish speeds up harvest  | Karoonda trial focus on crop rows 
THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
25 Oct 14 THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
24 Oct 14  1 THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
24 Oct 14  2 AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia.
24 Oct 14 LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia. | After the deluge: crop damage in WA  | Wild weather hits crop quality 
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern. | Wild weather hits crop quality  | Averting crop catastrophe 
WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field Wheat competition.
23 Oct 14 WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field...
THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.  | Eye in the sky on Wimmera's dry  | Wheat yield potential slips 
AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
22 Oct 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced.
22 Oct 14  3 NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced. | Online tool for northern growers  | New canola weed control option 
THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops.
22 Oct 14 THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops. | Wheat yield potential slips  | GRDC's cropping investment key 
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
21 Oct 14  52 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. | Get the header right for harvest  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay.
21 Oct 14 INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | New canola weed control option 
FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
20 Oct 14 FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining.
19 Oct 14  9 WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining. | ADM muscles in on Asian grain...  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings.
17 Oct 14  5 A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings. | Bunge eyes other assets in $60m...  | Emerald buys Ardlink site 
A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released.
16 Oct 14  4 A COMPREHENSIVE overview of investments that are helping drive the production of the grains industry has been released. | Dalby grower earns Nuffield...  | Online tool for northern growers 
A MAJOR crop forecaster has slashed its yield projections for the national wheat crop to 22.3 million tonnes, with the potential to drop as low as 22mt.
16 Oct 14 A MAJOR crop forecaster has slashed its yield projections for the national wheat crop to 22.3 million tonnes, with the potential to drop as low as 22mt. | Canola production remains solid  | ADM muscles in on Asian grain... 
IN ag's genetically modified cropping revolution heartland it's not easy finding a large-scale US graingrower who chooses to plant non-GM soybeans.
14 Oct 14  14 IN ag's genetically modified cropping revolution heartland it's not easy finding a large-scale US graingrower who chooses to plant non-GM soybeans. | Huge harvest for northern US  | Muddy finish to huge US growing... 
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Katrina - that doesn't answer my question, Australia is trying it's best to educate these
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One of the best decisions an Australian government has ever made. When you have to resort to
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I think we have bushie boy worked out argis. A know it all city slicker.
A campaign to ensure that Victorian State Government procurement policy prioritises Victorian-grown produce is picking up steam, with AUSVEG adding its voice to calls for policy reform.30 Oct 14  1 A campaign to ensure that Victorian State Government procurement policy prioritises Victorian-grown produce is...
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues...