Crop swap opens new markets

WHEAT producers may have more opportunities to market their grain given key competitors are switching to other crops.
WHEAT producers may have more opportunities to market their grain given key competitors are switching to other crops.
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IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
THE 2014 cropping season in southern NSW has shed new light on the benefits of early sown wheats.
28 Mar 15 THE 2014 cropping season in southern NSW has shed new light on the benefits of early sown wheats.
VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
28 Mar 15 VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders.
28 Mar 15 IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders. | Soil health focus reaps rewards  | Court reserves judgement on GM... 
THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist.
27 Mar 15  27 THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist. | GM appeal rests on 'duty of care'  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture.
27 Mar 15  21 A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture. | Roundup rejects cancer claims 
SA MAY soon have fields of white, pink and purple poppy flowers dotting the landscape with the state Opposition releasing draft legislation to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.
26 Mar 15 SA MAY soon have fields of white, pink and purple poppy flowers dotting the landscape with the state Opposition releasing draft legislation to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.
A DEVASTATING bushfire that ravaged Colin Seis' Gulgong, NSW, Merino property in 1979, killing his 3000-head flock and destroying the family property, was the catalyst which revolutionised his production system.
26 Mar 15 A DEVASTATING bushfire that ravaged Colin Seis' Gulgong, NSW, Merino property in 1979, killing his 3000-head flock and destroying the family property, was the catalyst which...
AN appeal on costs of $803,989 awarded against WA organic farmer Steve Marsh in the case against his neighbour Mike Baxter has been placed on hold.
25 Mar 15 AN appeal on costs of $803,989 awarded against WA organic farmer Steve Marsh in the case against his neighbour Mike Baxter has been placed on hold.
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
PRO and anti-GM lobbies were put on hold when the WA Supreme Court reserved its decision on an appeal against a ruling in favour of a GM grower.
25 Mar 15 PRO and anti-GM lobbies were put on hold when the WA Supreme Court reserved its decision on an appeal against a ruling in favour of a GM grower. | GM appeal rests on 'duty of care'  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
AUSTRALIA'S massive sea freight advantage to south-east Asian markets will allow wheat exporters to remain competitive, says Rabobank.
25 Mar 15  10 AUSTRALIA'S massive sea freight advantage to south-east Asian markets will allow wheat exporters to remain competitive, says Rabobank. | Filling gaps in grain governance  | Grain buy could set trend 
AN appeal by organic farmer Steve Marsh will hinge on whether appeal judges are convinced his GM-cropping neighbour had a greater duty of care to protect Mr Marsh’s organic certification.
24 Mar 15 AN appeal by organic farmer Steve Marsh will hinge on whether appeal judges are convinced his GM-cropping neighbour had a greater duty of care to protect Mr Marsh’s organic certification. | GM crops back in the spotlight 
AUSTRALIA is in a good position to capitalise on the burgeoning SE Asian grain market, if it can provide a consistent quality product.
24 Mar 15  21 AUSTRALIA is in a good position to capitalise on the burgeoning SE Asian grain market, if it can provide a consistent quality product. | Push drought funds to...  | Farmer confidence at four-year high 
MSF Sugar made history on Monday by exporting its first Australian Brand 1 high polarity raw sugar cargo to Japan under the recently signed JAEPA.
24 Mar 15 MSF Sugar made history on Monday by exporting its first Australian Brand 1 high polarity raw sugar cargo to Japan under the recently signed JAEPA.
A NEW report reinforces the benefits of farmers choosing to use GM crops to reduce pesticide use while increasing yields and profitability.
23 Mar 15  14 A NEW report reinforces the benefits of farmers choosing to use GM crops to reduce pesticide use while increasing yields and profitability. | Choice is key in GM debate  | Senator pushes anti-GM motion 
PROFESSOR Michael McLaughlin from the CSIRO and Adelaide University has won the 2015 IFA Norman Borlaug Award.
23 Mar 15 PROFESSOR Michael McLaughlin from the CSIRO and Adelaide University has won the 2015 IFA Norman Borlaug Award.
EATING whole grains and cereals has been linked with reduced risk of premature death, according to researchers from Harvard Public School of Health.
23 Mar 15 EATING whole grains and cereals has been linked with reduced risk of premature death, according to researchers from Harvard Public School of Health. | Al dente direction for durum 
A BOLD plan to make Canberra the medical marijuana capital of Australia proposes to replicate the economic benefits Tasmania has reaped from the controlled poppy industry.
23 Mar 15  1 A BOLD plan to make Canberra the medical marijuana capital of Australia proposes to replicate the economic benefits Tasmania has reaped from the controlled poppy industry. | Milk labels yes, hemp no: Forum 
BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
23 Mar 15  4 BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. | More port exemptions on the table  | Glencore's next move could be ag 
RESEARCH by the CSIRO has found Australia is suffering more frequent and severe frosts, with the potential to cost the cropping sector.
23 Mar 15  1 RESEARCH by the CSIRO has found Australia is suffering more frequent and severe frosts, with the potential to cost the cropping sector. | Growers still calling for...  | Reducing risk increases profit 
FRANK Crofts was a distinguished ag scientist and university teacher whose career achieved huge savings in fuel and water for croppers.
22 Mar 15  1 FRANK Crofts was a distinguished ag scientist and university teacher whose career achieved huge savings in fuel and water for croppers. | Stewardship critical for grains  | Managing phosphorus: a fine balance 
FARMERS with mixed livestock and cropping enterprises can add value through the strategic use of pasture or fodder break crop.
22 Mar 15 FARMERS with mixed livestock and cropping enterprises can add value through the strategic use of pasture or fodder break crop. | Growers still calling for...  | Reducing risk increases profit 
INTERVIX not to blame; Iraqi tender cancelled; new MPCI weather system.
21 Mar 15 INTERVIX not to blame; Iraqi tender cancelled; new MPCI weather system. | Reducing risk increases profit  | Stewardship critical for grains 
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You don't have to be a scientist to know that we have all been using it for decades and we are
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John Niven, that's a hard question to answer ("how does the average person distinguish between a
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By supporting the barbaric live ex trade our Government has proved itself to be a disgrace to
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable grazing operations.25 Mar 15 MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable...