New appointments across the sector, a scandal in the US and Iraq looks to import Russian wheat.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
Peat swamps found in south-west Victoria are not considered the most productive land, but one farmer believes corn will relish the moisture.
A global insurance expert says the sector can play a valuable role in lessening reliance on government drought assistance.
WA farmers say national changes to 2,4-D application rules are unwarranted and that they are being penalised for east coast drift incidents.
Hay producers are frantically hunting for oat seed for next year, leading to a massive spike in seed prices.
Just weeks after the APVMA changed its regulations regarding the use of 2,4-D there have been more reports of spray drift damage.
Two and a half years after funding was first announced, Rainbow is revealed as the new home of the Wimmera-Mallee radar.
Riordan Grain Services will lease Emerald Grain's Edenhope Storage this harvest, with a view to buying the facility down the track.
In spite of investment in recent years, more work is needed in order to keep Australia's grain transport costs down.
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