‘You are not alone’ is the message Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair John Minogue wants to convey to growers watching helplessly as crops disappear under flood waters across regional New South Wales.
New leadership will head up the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) with the appointment of experienced northern region grower and current GRDC director, Mr John Woods, to the position of chairperson for a three year term.
Northern NSW durum wheat producers are encouraged to check their crops following the observation of chloride deficiency and general concern around the potential risks of Fusarium head blight in durum wheat crops due to the wet conditions.
His Excellency Dr Ren Zhengxiao, Administrator of China’s State Administration of Grain, and the Hon Luke Hartsuyker, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, will meet to welcome an Australia-China grains biosecurity research centre partnership.
Confidence among Australia’s sugar producers has soared to a near six-year high on the back of the strength in sugar prices, according to a recent survey by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.
Leading horticulture organisation Ausveg has weighed in on the renewed debate around a sugar tax, saying that the revenue from a tax on sugar-heavy water-based drinks could be used to fund public health campaigns to fight Australia’s ongoing obesity epidemic.
The strong cooperation and collaboration between Australia and China across the grains trade will be highlighted this week with a visit from China’s Administrator of the State Administration of Grain, Mr Ren Zhengxiao.