Ongoing negotiations between GrainCorp and the Australian Workers Union regarding an enterprise agreement have broken down.
Australia's chickpea crop is under pressure following excessive heat and cold and drought conditions in northern production zones.
There is a massive discrepancy between the haves and the have-nots in terms of the Aussie crop this year.
Grain Producers Australia says it is in robust financial health following announcing its results at its annual general meeting.
After flirting with an El Niño event earlier this year, it appears climatic conditions will remain neutral throughout 2017.
Canola producers could be in for a pleasant surprise in the lead up to harvest, with analysts predicting a price rise.
A USDA report last week caught the grains industry by surprise, with shock upward revision of production in several regions.
The focus is generally on the Indian and Pacific Oceans, but what climate driver has led to July's improved rainfall?