In other jurisdictions, farmers have been worried glyphosate may be banned by regulators, in Australia legal risk is a bigger concern.
Blockchain technology may help grain growers reduce counterparty risk by allowing instanteous payment upon delivery of grain.
Australia's first court case against Bayer on the grounds that its Roundup herbicide causes cancer has been lodged.
The gloom surrounding Aussie grain production is set to continue this year according to a Rabobank forecast.
Bayer's position on the safety of glyphosate remains resolute, in spite of a lawsuit against the company lodged this week.
Glyphosate is back in the headlines following news of Victorian government review and the potential of Aussie legal action.
Australian domestic grain prices moved sharply higher in the past week as buyers start to panic about the absence of planting rain.
This year the futures rally to date is being driven by wet conditions hitting the US corn and soybean regions, but not much else.
Seed retailer Pacific Seeds has invested in new equipment for its Toowoomba processing planting to the tune of $2.6 million.
A NSW farmer has said proper denaturalisation of imported wheat must take place, even for grain only moving a short distance.