Ag research projects will continue to go ahead in spite of coronavirus, with some modifications in terms of work practices.
There was a pleasant surprise in the rain gauge for many this morning, with areas forecast to get just a mill or two getting up to 40mm.
The initial budget for new industry good group Grain Australia will be under $3 million but that could grow in time.
It's safe to say Victorian farmer Tom Wilson is very pleased with results of grain and graze canola in his rotation.
It's mostly all neutral out of both the Pacific and Indian Oceans on the climate front, but some models are picking up promising signals.
Canola industry officials are confident the oilseed can make a big comeback in terms of production this season.
The GRDC has officially launched Grain Australia, which will be an organisation dedicated to grains industry good functions.
Grain growing isn't going to stop for the coronavirus pandemic but producers are being urged to take due precautions.
The focus is currently on COVID-19 but Australian grains biosecurity teams continue the fight against other unwanted diseases and pests.