Queensland grain growers have welcomed the Federal Agriculture Minister's announcement that he will travel to India to attempt to a resolve a trade dispute over chickpea imports.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, will visit India, where he will make representations to the Indian Government around tariffs on chickpeas and lentils.
Australia's grain industry is set to benefit from a new protocol that will support exports of Australian plant-based compound horse feed into China.
Sustained dry weather conditions have significantly cut Australian winter crop production, with the upcoming grain harvest now expected to come in 41 per cent below 2016/17, and well below the five-year average, according to Rabobank’s latest crop forecast.
CBH have announced that they will be releasing harvest receival information, aggregated by grade and port zone, weekly during harvest. WAFarmers supports the release of this information in an effort to improve market transparency, and may allow growers to make better informed decisions throughout the season.
Australian crop production is forecast to fall in 2017/18 (ABARES Agricultural Commodities Report September 2017) after a record season in 2016/17, and grain prices are on the rise back toward 2015 levels. In fact, prices during September 2017 reached the highest levels since mid-2015.
Recent key developments in the Australian economy and their implications for South Australia’s grains industry will be discussed at a farm business forum in Adelaide.
Australia’s capabilities as a supplier of high-quality food, services, expertise and technologies that can increase the productivity and efficiency of food value chains were on show during an Australia–India food seminar in New Delhi.