The pulse sector looks set to build on the momentum created by the International Year of the Pulse.
A Rupanyup farmer is value-adding his pulse crop by selling retail sized packages at farmers markets in Melbourne.
Water buybacks may be the final straw for the Balonne Shire just as persistent dry conditions ease their grip on local communities.
Those living in and around Dirranbandi fear future water buybacks after seeing such negative results from the sell-off of 66 gigalitres.
Numbers at the Dirranbandi State School have halved in the wake of water buybacks creating serious financial issues for local small businesses.
Dirranbandi businesses of all descriptions are feeling the pressure as the flow-on effects from water buy backs weave their way from the paddock to shop fronts.
Research into grain defects has reduced the incidence and severity of defects at harvest and led to better varieties becoming available to growers.
The GRDC will seek to improve its transparency and cut out excessive bureaucracy following consultation with growers.
The GRDC manages a complex portfolio of research investments, but at its core is a simple philosophy.