| ||Media Release: AWB SA and Vic durum wheat pool to close soon|| ||
AWB has reminded durum wheat growers that it intends to close its 2009/10 eastern durum wheat pool on Friday January 8 for South Australia and Victoria. The pool closed for New South Wales at 5pm EDST on 30 December.
Growers in South Australia or Victoria who can not deliver their durum by January 8 have the option of contracting into the pool before then, which will enable delivery to extend until the end of February 2010.
“AWB’s durum marketing manager was recently in Italy meeting with key durum buyers who have a desire to incorporate Australian durum in their grist,” said AWB General Manager Commodities, Mitch Morison.
“Closing the pool enables us to move forward with marketing this specialist grain into quality markets with European Union chemical MRL (maximum residue limit) sensitivities.
“Early delivery and subsequent testing will help to ensure all quality requirements are managed and maintained, which is why we originally gave notice of this pool closure in mid-December to ensure the growers we are working with have the maximum marketing opportunity,” Mr Morison said.
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