The winter crop in Kansas - the biggest winter wheat producing state in the US - is in bad shape due to drought.
Many would-be insurers have failed with MPCI products in Australia, but AWB is confident it is on a winner with its new offering.
It was feared industry good functions would be neglected post-deregulation, now our promotional model is the envy of our competitors.
A new insecticide for use in controlling aphids and silverleaf whitefly will be released by BASF in June.
New equipment being used by the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility will help speed up critical research work.
Barley prices are high compared to wheat in terms of its nutrional profile, but don't expect a drop any time soon.
There's a heap of climate factors out there that influence Australia at different times of the year - what is the major player in your area?
Growers need to be up-to-date with the latest ratings for Blackleg disease and can check out the information that has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
CBOT wheat futures continued to retain support into the end of April last week, despite the rains in drought areas of the US over the weekend of 21/22 April, and the dry weather that assisted spring wheat and corn planting in the second half of last week.