MPCI payout good news in tough year

WIMMERA farmer Phil Koschitzke has received his multi-peril crop insurance payment from insurer Latevo International.
WIMMERA farmer Phil Koschitzke has received his multi-peril crop insurance payment from insurer Latevo International.
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PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with prices fetching a high of $1140 a head for Angus steers. PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with prices fetching a high of $1140 a head for Angus steers.
'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week. 'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
A FEATURE display of pregnancy tested in-calf (PTIC) Angus heifers made $1150-$1230 a head at Kyneton’s monthly store cattle yesterday, where 700 head were offered keen local and feedlot inquiry. A FEATURE display of pregnancy tested in-calf (PTIC) Angus heifers made $1150-$1230 a head at Kyneton’s monthly store cattle yesterday, where 700 head were offered keen local and feedlot inquiry.
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015. THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.
AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award.
30 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs.
30 Jan 15 IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs. | Crop data a tough season weapon  | Pool exodus may be too far 
THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
29 Jan 15  2 THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of holding up to 350,000 tonnes.
29 Jan 15  4 BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of...
THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness.
29 Jan 15 THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness. | Farmers dig deep for moisture...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton
28 Jan 15  2 IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton "white gold", but there really was an element of goldrush in the building of the cotton industry. | Cotton's man of fibre dead at 96 
SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market.
28 Jan 15  4 SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
27 Jan 15  1 A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season.
27 Jan 15 THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season. | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain  | New grain port to boost competition 
FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits.
26 Jan 15 FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Soil acid study in final year 
CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia.
25 Jan 15 CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia. | Grain port push a balancing act  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop.
24 Jan 15 LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop. | Aussie fabas risk becoming 'has...  | Strong pulse plantings ahead 
THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears.
23 Jan 15 THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears. | Croppers put heat on canola virus  | SARDI studies white grain puzzle 
THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
23 Jan 15 THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight  | New grain port to boost competition 
FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port.
22 Jan 15  4 FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port. | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
18 Jan 15 THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
17 Jan 15  57 SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance.
15 Jan 15  9 AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance. | MPCI a confidence boost 
A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t.
14 Jan 15 A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t. | Good season forecast for 2015  | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain 
WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops.
13 Jan 15  1 WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops. | Solid finish for SA crops  | Croppers put heat on canola virus 
A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
12 Jan 15  20 A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
CENTRAL Darling Downs farmer Bruce Yarrow's plan for success in 2015 is to be flexible in his crop-management decisions.
12 Jan 15 CENTRAL Darling Downs farmer Bruce Yarrow's plan for success in 2015 is to be flexible in his crop-management decisions.
WHEN committing tonnages to pools, farmers should put as much time into their due diligence as they do making financial decisions.
12 Jan 15  40 WHEN committing tonnages to pools, farmers should put as much time into their due diligence as they do making financial decisions. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
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Typically superficial and simplistic. The WA wheatbelt covers a vast area from north to south to
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Abbott says he will lead the coalition at the next federal election - what a load of bulla.
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what an amusing little article this is. Two pages of how good everything is in the west and then
DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett ordered a gag-inducing chemical to be poured into all raw milk sold in stores from Sunday, ensuring no one is able to drink it.30 Jan 15 DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs...
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.29 Jan 15 THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step...