Australia's barley sector is looking to diversify its export markets and has its sights set on the African nation of Ethiopia as one potential option.
SA farmer Stephen Ball has stepped down from the Grain Producers Australia board meaning there is a vacancy for a southern director.
Returns in grain legumes are sky-high but farmers are more than happy to stick with vetch hay as a legume phase.
The grains industry is worried COVID-19 policy such as vaccine mandates and disrupted cross border mvoements could upset a busy harvest.
With grower interest in lentils at all time highs due to record prices breeders say a number of new lines in trials are showing promise.
Asahi continues to move towards sourcing barley direct from growers, unveiling a grower-direct purchasing scheme for its Yatala brewery.
Centrex Metals is set to launch a new brand for its Queensland phosphate mining arm as the project continues to gather momentum.