Grain excellence award winner

AFTER more than 20 years’ experience in cereals, Steven Simpfendorfer landed the inaugural GRDC excellence award this week.
AFTER more than 20 years’ experience in cereals, Steven Simpfendorfer landed the inaugural GRDC excellence award this week.
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NANANGO beef producers Reg and Midge Thompson know how important it is to produce a beef article to specification. NANANGO beef producers Reg and Midge Thompson know how important it is to produce a beef article to specification.
PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production. PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
RAIL operators face a dizzying array of variables making their job difficult, according to the chief operating officer at Watco.
4:00 AM  3 RAIL operators face a dizzying array of variables making their job difficult, according to the chief operating officer at Watco. | High hopes for grain inquiry  | Record numbers at grains conference 
MP Andrew Wilkie is increasing pressure on the federal government to legalise a potentially lucrative market: industrial hemp.
19 Aug 14  1 MP Andrew Wilkie is increasing pressure on the federal government to legalise a potentially lucrative market: industrial hemp. | Muddled message muddies waters 
INFRASTRUCTURE constraints continue to hinder grains sector efficiency gains, but collective apathy is causing stagnation, says a logistics specialist.
18 Aug 14  17 INFRASTRUCTURE constraints continue to hinder grains sector efficiency gains, but collective apathy is causing stagnation, says a logistics specialist. | GrainCorp looks to global growth  | What about grower profit? 
VIDEO: ON-FARM research has ensured grain grower Peter Durkin is in the box seat to respond to nutrient depletion and herbicide resistance.
17 Aug 14  1 VIDEO: ON-FARM research has ensured grain grower Peter Durkin is in the box seat to respond to nutrient depletion and herbicide resistance. | Grain updates to look at robots  | Grain growers set to 'micro' manage 
THE prospect of a huge US corn and soybean crop and worry over Russia and the Ukraine make for a complex grain market.
16 Aug 14 THE prospect of a huge US corn and soybean crop and worry over Russia and the Ukraine make for a complex grain market. | Surviving the risk of grain trading  | Ukraine impacts yet to be felt 
INDOMITABLE WA farmer Michael Baxter has been crowned winner of the WA Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s Achievement Award.
15 Aug 14  9 INDOMITABLE WA farmer Michael Baxter has been crowned winner of the WA Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s Achievement Award.
ASCOCHYTA blight has reared its head in northern NSW chickpea crops, prompting a warning to chickpea growers and consultants.
15 Aug 14 ASCOCHYTA blight has reared its head in northern NSW chickpea crops, prompting a warning to chickpea growers and consultants. | Pulse prices a ray of sunshine  | Grain heads back to the future 
AFTER seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants now control another powerful economic weapon – wheat supplies.
15 Aug 14 AFTER seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants now control another powerful economic weapon – wheat supplies.  | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Ukraine impacts yet to be felt 
JUST before Mark Palmquist's GrainCorp appointment, the chairman of GrainGrowers Ltd announced he was standing down.
15 Aug 14  2 JUST before Mark Palmquist's GrainCorp appointment, the chairman of GrainGrowers Ltd announced he was standing down. | New players on grain stage  | GRDC review calls for change 
WATER and low prices look set to drive down the total cotton crop in NSW during summer.
14 Aug 14 WATER and low prices look set to drive down the total cotton crop in NSW during summer.
A NUMBER of WA growers have long called for a shake-up of the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
14 Aug 14  16 A NUMBER of WA growers have long called for a shake-up of the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
A CONTRACTOR has died carrying out maintenance work at the CBH facility in Northampton, WA.
12 Aug 14 A CONTRACTOR has died carrying out maintenance work at the CBH facility in Northampton, WA.
GRAINGROWERS chairman John Eastburn is to retire from the farmer-run industry advocacy and self-help organisation after six years in the role.
11 Aug 14  1 GRAINGROWERS chairman John Eastburn is to retire from the farmer-run industry advocacy and self-help organisation after six years in the role. | Big summer crop pushes storage...  | Surviving the risk of grain trading 
CANOLA won’t just be a grain crop at “Lindale”, Mt Russell, this year – it’s already been used to feed cattle.
11 Aug 14 CANOLA won’t just be a grain crop at “Lindale”, Mt Russell, this year – it’s already been used to feed cattle.
THERE may be concerns about Ukraine and Russia, but there's other eastern European producers starting to have a big impact.
11 Aug 14  6 THERE may be concerns about Ukraine and Russia, but there's other eastern European producers starting to have a big impact. | Putin bans US food and EU...  | Ukraine impacts yet to be felt 
AN independent review into the governance of the GRDC  says the current government-run model needs to change.
11 Aug 14  8 AN independent review into the governance of the GRDC says the current government-run model needs to change.  | Grain growers set to 'micro' manage  | Grain licensing push continues 
THE future of grain production - including the use of robotic technology and drones - will captivate growers and advisers.
11 Aug 14 THE future of grain production - including the use of robotic technology and drones - will captivate growers and advisers. | Canola losses ignite funding...  | Grain updates to look at robots 
CORPORATE ownership is on the rise, but family farms are still the backbone of ag in Australia – the challenge for many is how to keep the business in the family.
10 Aug 14 CORPORATE ownership is on the rise, but family farms are still the backbone of ag in Australia – the challenge for many is how to keep the business in the family.
CANOLA crops over winter are providing a vital service to beekeepers, and canola farmers themselves are also gaining from the bees on their fields.
10 Aug 14 CANOLA crops over winter are providing a vital service to beekeepers, and canola farmers themselves are also gaining from the bees on their fields.
A FOCUS on summer crops among northern coastal grain and oilseed producers has sparked strong interest in expanding on-farm storage.
09 Aug 14 A FOCUS on summer crops among northern coastal grain and oilseed producers has sparked strong interest in expanding on-farm storage.
A STRING of high profile busts in the grain industry has grain growers asking how to manage the current risky marketplace independently.
09 Aug 14  35 A STRING of high profile busts in the grain industry has grain growers asking how to manage the current risky marketplace independently. | Growers investigate risk management  | Grain licensing push continues 
RABOBANK welcomed young rural leaders to a special Ekka breakfast on Friday morning to celebrate the future of agriculture.
08 Aug 14  2 RABOBANK welcomed young rural leaders to a special Ekka breakfast on Friday morning to celebrate the future of agriculture.
COULD ag's next big thing actually be small? Farmer Andrew Bate thinks swarms of small farm robots are the way ahead.
08 Aug 14  1 COULD ag's next big thing actually be small? Farmer Andrew Bate thinks swarms of small farm robots are the way ahead.
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Wilkie Is it worse than what is happening to human in middle east, you are one of oportunistc
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I agree with Northern Exporter. Seems also that MLA are trying to muddy the waters prior to the
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"NFF CEO Tony Mahar outlined five key points raised during discussions that will now be followed
MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness.
But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have the opposite effect.07 Aug 14 MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness. But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have...
CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.06 Aug 14 CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.