The hybrid canola seed shortage has plagued the industry this season has led to growers seeking some novel solutions.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
The ACCC has made several strong recommendations in regards to the Port Access Code which applies to the nation's major bulk handlers.
Anything is possible, but it is more likely than not that the 2018-19 will be a below average year in terms of grain production.
There may be high prices in parts of the country, but current values are unlikely to coax farmers in southern and westenr Australia to sell.
Hay is travelling massive distances to drought ravaged Queensland and northern NSW - with the freight costs worth more than the hay itself.
WA growers hope it is a case of history repeating after another late opening break. Last year croppers got out of jail with late rain.
Ag-tech start-ups do not require a pot of government money to prosper, they just need a workable operational environment.
GrainCorp's capital expenditure spending spree of recent years is drawing to a close and the investments are starting to pay off.
Strict drink driving laws are a no-brainer, but let's make sure the mental health of country people is not comprised in the process.
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