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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.
They may seem small and cumbersome to our eyes today, but the tractors of the first half of the 20th century set up our cropping sector.
Cotton Australia has hit back at claims the cotton industry was to blame for mass fish deaths in the Lower Darling River.
The dollar may have rebounded off last week's lows, but ag exporters are looking to identify any opportunities a low dollar provides.
The National Party needs to learn lessons from the Andrew Broad scandal if it wants to retain its share of the vote in rural Australia.
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Global agribusiness giant Cargill has been hit by lower demand for its products, with year on year second quarter earnings down 20pc.
Around 80pc of Aussie croppers will use some form of harvest weed seed control by the end of next year according to research.
Farmers are being advised to conduct tissue tests to check for micronutrient deficiencies rather than rely on visual assessments.
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