There will be another avenue to the export market in SA with Cargill unveiling its mobile ship loader at Port Adelaide.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
FAR Australia is delighted to announce a well known plant scientist has been appointed to its role as research director.
CBH has exported 35,000 tonnes of malt barley to Mexico in what is believed to be a first for the Aussie barley industry.
According to trial results the pre-emergent herbicide Sakura is still going strong after a decade in action.
The push for sustainability in ag should not be seen in the prism of conventional and organic systems according to an industry expert.
There may have been bigger grain production years, but it is expected there has never been a better combination of yields plus high prices.
Some Australian wheat farmers are concerned at what they say is a lack of focus on quality by major grain buyers.
This year saw a massive deterioration in trade relations between Australia and China. What was the catalyst for relationships breaking down?
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