It's hard to imagine oats as anything but porridge but products like oat noodles or oat 'rice' could be the next big thing in China.
Canola production is likely to be slightly up year on year, on the back of promising seasons in Victoria and SA.
It's estimated that southern Queensland feedlots and other grain buyers are consuming 120,000 to 150,000 tonnes of WA barley a month.
Compared to last year, nearby futures are down 69 US cents a bushel at the start of the first full week in August.
Craft brewers are loving the introduction of small scale maltsters into the nation's beer making scene.
Small scale brewers have been on the scene for many years but now they are teaming with small-batch maltsters to create unique beer.
The grains industry must do more to promote the benefits of farm chemicals in terms of sustainability.
Russia and Argentina are winning more market share in key Aussie wheat markets like Indonesia, but climate risk is a bigger problem.
Southern Queensland cropping areas received little to no rainfall in the past four weeks and temperatures are climbing.