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AWB will host a series of wheat marketing seminars across WA in July.
The seminars, which will feature AWB Managing Director Gordon Davis and Australian Commodities General Manager Mitchell Morison, will give Western Australian wheat an insight into the future direction of Australia’s wheat industry under the new wheat marketing system.
Mr Davis said AWB was well placed to compete for wheat in the new market, given its long history and extensive knowledge of Australian growers and their international customers.
“The changes in the wheat marketing system come at a time of historically high prices and significant price volatility,” Mr Davis said.
“There will be great opportunities for growers in 2008 and at these seminars we will be showing growers our pooling and wheat marketing options for the coming season and talking about the market outlook.”
Mr Davis said growers could also find out more about the company’s plans to amend its constitution at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on August 21.
“The removal of the single desk requires changes in our Constitution which shareholders will have to consider at the EGM. We’ll be talking to our grower shareholders about this at our wheat marketing seminars,” Mr Davis said.
“Supporting Constitutional reform will help AWB become a stronger company by improving its corporate governance, reducing its costs and improving its access to capital, which will help AWB.”
AWB Wheat Marketing seminars:
Tuesday 15 July
- Esperance Yacht Club, 8.30am
- Jerramungup Telecentre, 1.00pm
- Lake Grace Sportman’s Club, 5pm
Wednesday 16 July
- Merredin Bowling Club, 8.30am
- Wongan Hills Golf Club, 1.00pm
- Dalwallinu Bowling Club, 5.00pm
Thursday 17 July
- Carnamah Recreation centre, 8.00am
- Yuna Shire Hall, midday
All media are invited to attend the forums.
For media inquiries:
Paul Ryan, WA Industry Relations Manager, 08 9318 8290 or 0429 856 883
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