Higher wheat prices and improved dairy auction results were offset by poorer livestock prices and weakness in sugar and cotton to leave the NAB Rural Commodities Index unchanged in June 2017.
No tractor electronics at planting time and half a paddock of lodged wheat did not stop the Thompson family at Kyabram from ending 2016 with a bin-busting crop.
Australian canola growers will be able to claim $100 cashback on every bag of selected Hyola new technology hybrids they purchase in the coming season.
The higher rainfall across many grain growing regions in 2016 is providing farmers with more opportunities for summer cropping. Weeds also stand to gain from the additional soil moisture putting additional pressure on summer fallow spraying programs.
Record breaking floods in 2010 and 2012 on Adam McVeigh’s irrigated farm in the South Burnett, QLD, provided the cotton and grain grower with a lasting impression of the need to minimise the devastating financial impact of crop loss and farm damage from natural disaster.
Grain growers with frost damaged cereal crops are encouraged to consider a range of options to maximise their value to their farm business.
Pulse crops continue to add value to farming enterprises across the southern cropping region, as a result of favorable commodity prices and advances in research and development that have underpinned the expansion in area.