The old poser that wheat varieties of the past are tougher in tough conditions has been debunked, with QUT researchers involved in the work.
The push for a container port at Newcastle is gathering momentum after the NSW National Party voted in favour of supporting the project.
It refuses to rain in northern NSW and southern Queensland, but elsewhere there have been good falls boosting national crop prospects.
The USDA's shock planting figures for the US corn crop saw grain prices go into a flat spin earlier this week.
In spite of the high cost and limited availabilty of feed grain, livestock industries in northern Australia will continue to buy grain.
Australia has endured its first cold snap this year, with a persistent high pressure system leading to some freezing overnight temperatures.
A secure contract settlement service used in-house by the Clear Grain Exchange is now available for use with all grain contracts.
Shipments of grain from Western Australia could continue to head to the east coast until the 2020 winter crop is online.