Centrex Metals is set to launch a new brand for its Queensland phosphate mining arm as the project continues to gather momentum.
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.
Asahi continues to move towards sourcing barley direct from growers, unveiling a grower-direct purchasing scheme for its Yatala brewery.
Applications fo a range of scholarships and fellowships related to pastures are currently open.
There's good news and bad news for croppers in the BOM's announcement that there was a 70pc chance of a La Nina late this year.
Market access organisation GIMAF has become a part of the broader grains industry good body Grains Australia.
The dearth of canola globally has played into Australian growers' hands perfectly given the nation is on the cusp of a big crop.
Canola is riding the crest of a wave at present, but industry insiders have nominated disease and seed shortages as potential banana skins.
Canola's status as a farmer favourite in 2021 is firmly cemented after prices cracked through the four figure mark, hitting $1020/t in WA.
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