Total summer crop planting area is up, but soil moisture levels remain well below average in many regions
The Indian Government has made the shock move to increase chickpea tariffs to an effective rate of 44pc.
With searing temperatures the Wimmera in Victoria might not seem the place for summer cover crops - but farmers are happy with trials.
Pakistan has been the big mover and shaker on world pulse markets in recent months, but the market is now watching Indian crop prospects.
Cotton has really pushed out of its northern NSW heartland - with the Murrumbidgee now the leading cotton region in the country.
The impact of the 30pc import tariff on chickpeas and lentils in India is now starting to be felt by Australian pulse exporters.
Eyes glaze over when you hear about trade? Have a listen this time say experts who believe the TPP will be great for Aussie grain growers.
Farmers need to be able to operate their farm machinery in the paddock without excessive risk of fires says a leading agri-politician.