The latest National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fell 1.2 per cent in July 2017, driven by weaker livestock prices offsetting some big gains across some grains.
2016’s Pantry Blitz, a citizen science project in Western Australia, was so successful that it is once again running in WA and has been extended to include South Australians.
A unique opportunity exists for Australian grain growers to visit and learn from their US counterparts by joining a grains tour of the American Midwest.
Prominent southern New South Wales agronomist Barry Haskins has been recognised for his invaluable contribution to northern grains research, being awarded the 2017 Seed of Light Award by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
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.