One of Australia's largest breeding programs has made a vote of confidence in the lupin industry, appointing a dedicated lupin breeder.
The Ag Minister has categorically said the decision to allow wheat imports rests solely with the Department of Ag, not the government.
Another rainband swept across southern and eastern Australia last week, consolidating the early May falls.
Australia will have its first wheat imports in over a decade, with Manildra getting a permit to bring in high protein Canadian wheat.
Bayer's legal woes continue, with a couple awarded a whopping $A2.9 billion all up in damages for Roundup causing their cancer in the US.
An industry-wide review into the state of the grains sector tops the election wishlist for farmer lobby group Grain Producers Australia.
Grain growers are being told the most meaningful action in protecting against insolvencies is to insist on shorter payment terms.
The GRDC is ensuring there are wheat varieties available with resistance to Sunn pest and hessian fly should they find their way here.
Having an Integrated Pest Management strategy doesn't mean not using pesticides, but using them smarter and more sparingly.