The candidate for the Animal Justice Party on the verge of winning an Upper House seat in Victoria has spoken on his vision for agriculture.
The leader of one of Australia's grains industry peak bodies is not concerned about Bayer's plans to shed 12,000 jobs.
Growers like the idea of the LTAP injection of capital into GrainCorp but are lukewarm over a rival proposal to split the business.
Seednet has been slugged with a million dollar penalty for making misleading claims about its Compass barley variety.
The depth of the east coast drought was borne out by ABARES figures that show this year's winter crop production is the lowest for a decade.
Grain quality across the nation has been better than expected this harvest given the dry growing season.
Unsecured creditors of failed business Convector Grain have criticised a liquidation process that sees them not receive a final payment.
Growers remain neutral regarding the shock bid by an unknown asset management business to buy GrainCorp, saying more info is required.
Winter crop production tallies are starting to look a little healthier as western and southern grain starts to hit the bins.