Grains riding steady: ABARES

AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
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A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome. A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome.
FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday. FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years. THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee. A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade.
4:00 AM AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Threads of Paul Kahl's cotton... 
ALTHOUGH prices are likely to ease, industry forecasters are still predicting a good year ahead for Australian lentil producers.
4:00 AM ALTHOUGH prices are likely to ease, industry forecasters are still predicting a good year ahead for Australian lentil producers. | Lentil surge points to pulse boom  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.
03 Mar 15  1 WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.
GREENS Senator Rachel Siewert is calling for a national “contamination insurance scheme” to help protect non-GM farmers.
03 Mar 15  2 GREENS Senator Rachel Siewert is calling for a national “contamination insurance scheme” to help protect non-GM farmers. | Marsh v Baxter appeal imminent  | Choice is key in GM debate 
A LEADING expert in fungal disease rhizoctonia says tell-tale crop bare patches are no longer the best symptom.
03 Mar 15 A LEADING expert in fungal disease rhizoctonia says tell-tale crop bare patches are no longer the best symptom. | Bee careful with neo-nic use 
WESTERN Australia's biggest grain grower John Nicoletti is downsizing in a radical business transformation.
02 Mar 15  1 WESTERN Australia's biggest grain grower John Nicoletti is downsizing in a radical business transformation. | CBH takeover could solve Tier 3...  | WA drags national crop up 
THE importance of farmers using neo-nicotinoid insecticides according to instructions has been made clearer than ever before.
02 Mar 15  1 THE importance of farmers using neo-nicotinoid insecticides according to instructions has been made clearer than ever before.
THE benefits of a break from wheat in low rainfall Mallee environments has been proven in a joint crop sequencing trial.
01 Mar 15  1 THE benefits of a break from wheat in low rainfall Mallee environments has been proven in a joint crop sequencing trial. | Aerobic cropping a good fit  | AGT enters barley space 
DURING the 2000s the cereals fungal disease focus has firmly been on rust, but in recent years other diseases have crept up.
28 Feb 15 DURING the 2000s the cereals fungal disease focus has firmly been on rust, but in recent years other diseases have crept up. | AGT enters barley space  | Oilseed: high risk, high reward 
INGHAM sugarcane farmers could retain an increased ownership percentage in the $520m cane-based renewable energy facility.
27 Feb 15 INGHAM sugarcane farmers could retain an increased ownership percentage in the $520m cane-based renewable energy facility.
WITH the price of cropping land soaring, farmers are increasingly looking to improve the productivity of the ground they already own.
27 Feb 15 WITH the price of cropping land soaring, farmers are increasingly looking to improve the productivity of the ground they already own. | Soil health focus reaps rewards  | Trailblazers of the no-till... 
ONE of Australia’s largest wheat breeders will expand its operation and begin breeding barley.
24 Feb 15  11 ONE of Australia’s largest wheat breeders will expand its operation and begin breeding barley. | Big year for sorghum harvest:...  | Late upgrades to Aussie crop 
THE possibility of oilseed rape yields of up to 5t/ha is an obvious reason for German farmers to grow the European canola equivalent.
23 Feb 15 THE possibility of oilseed rape yields of up to 5t/ha is an obvious reason for German farmers to grow the European canola equivalent. | CBH takeover could solve Tier 3...  | Trailblazers of the no-till... 
THE NSW rice industry is hoping to lift water use efficiency by tapping into achievements being made by the fledgling NQ sector.
23 Feb 15 THE NSW rice industry is hoping to lift water use efficiency by tapping into achievements being made by the fledgling NQ sector. | Asia's noodle hunger drives demand  | Rice outperforms cane at Burdekin 
FROST was a dirty but popular word at the GRDC Grain Research Update in Adelaide recently.
22 Feb 15 FROST was a dirty but popular word at the GRDC Grain Research Update in Adelaide recently. | Vigorous varieties suffocate weeds  | Time on hand to test ideas 
THERE was a time when the no-till and minimum till practices used by close to 90pc of croppers was a revolutionary, risky idea.
21 Feb 15  5 THERE was a time when the no-till and minimum till practices used by close to 90pc of croppers was a revolutionary, risky idea. | Keeping 'tram tracks' functional  | Getting air time saves in sowing 
THE best solution for Tier 3 rail line lines in WA would be a CBH takeover, but that outcome might require taxpayer support.
20 Feb 15  7 THE best solution for Tier 3 rail line lines in WA would be a CBH takeover, but that outcome might require taxpayer support. | CBH 'war' on inquiry agenda  | Co-op inquiry one step closer 
AGRICULTURAL market research business KG2 is looking at farmer market intelligence to find the biggest drivers in growers’ decisions.
17 Feb 15 AGRICULTURAL market research business KG2 is looking at farmer market intelligence to find the biggest drivers in growers’ decisions. | Farmers worried by ACCC port views  | Insuring against dry seasons 
AFTER years of no-till and now controlled traffic farming, ‘tram tracks’ where vehicles travel are proving somewhat of a problem.
16 Feb 15 AFTER years of no-till and now controlled traffic farming, ‘tram tracks’ where vehicles travel are proving somewhat of a problem. | Farmers dig deep for moisture...  | Managed grazing can preserve... 
A NEW DROUGHT insurance is the latest financial product to allow Australian farmers some means of managing climatic variability.
15 Feb 15  2 A NEW DROUGHT insurance is the latest financial product to allow Australian farmers some means of managing climatic variability. | MPCI payout good news in tough year  | Historic multi-peril payouts 
WIMMERA-based grain processor Wimpak will double its plant's capacity due to an investment in a new cleaning plant.
15 Feb 15 WIMMERA-based grain processor Wimpak will double its plant's capacity due to an investment in a new cleaning plant. | Big year for sorghum harvest:...  | Co-op advantage clear: Simpson 
FARMER lobby groups have expressed concerns that the ACCC still differentiates between port facilities and upcountry storage.
14 Feb 15  10 FARMER lobby groups have expressed concerns that the ACCC still differentiates between port facilities and upcountry storage. | Inquiry examines farmgate impacts  | ACCC green lights JBS takeover 
CANE grower Allan Milan calculates he made 50pc better net return from rice than he would have had from sugar cane last season.
13 Feb 15  1 CANE grower Allan Milan calculates he made 50pc better net return from rice than he would have had from sugar cane last season. | Toad-proof fence 'smashes' invaders  | Cows v sugar in WA grazing... 
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Lol , dear oh dear Nico your imagination is running away with you again. Do you honestly expect
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I would like to see more detail. What jobs are in demand? What are the average pay rates for
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Techo, if I may be permitted a suggestion, you need to live up to your name and check out the
Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.03 Mar 15 Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive director.03 Mar 15 The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive...