Our golden day at the Olympics has a large rural Australian influence, carrying on a long tradition of successful athletes from the bush.
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.
Urea prices are likely to remain high and supply tight as demand for product continues in light of strong crop prospects.
A fortnight ago farmers in north-west Victoria were looking to play their get-out-of-jail free card - rain has got the season back on track.
Australian lentil growers can expect a larger slice of the lucrative Indian market as the Indian government cut tariffs on Aussie lentils.
Funding from the federal government will help run a series of grains industry market access programs.
GPA says that with the focus on farm safety this week farmers should look at undertaking some training to prevent workplace accidents.
S&W's Studenica vetch has the potential to become a staple for vetch producers across the country.
The Bureau has formally declared an Indian Ocean Dipole negative event, good news for those who want more rain over spring.
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