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Canola shaping up as this season’s cash crop as headers start to roll

22 Sep. 2020

With headers starting to roll across some the earliest of crops in QLD, and we get closer to broadscale NSW harvest, we’ve started to gain some real confidence in production for both yield and potentially quality for this year’s winter crop.

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Growers lock in as USDA lifts estimates

15 Sep. 2020

Friday night saw the release of the United States Department of Agriculture’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report (USDA WASDE Report) which saw CBOT wheat futures pressured lower meanwhile strength in soybeans lifted corn and canola markets.

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Growers crossing fingers for one last rain

07 Sep. 2020

Plenty of activity in cash markets over the last week or so, both in the old and new crop slots. Grower activity has been sporadic with most of the engagement through the southern states though there has been a bit of new crop wheat and canola selling through the Newcastle zone.

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A second weighbridge for Birchip GrainFlow

07 Sep. 2020

Wimmera/Mallee grain and oilseed growers are set to benefit from new investment at the GrainFlow site at Birchip. A new second weighbridge is currently being built and will be operational by harvest.

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Headers. Start Your Engines!

01 Sep. 2020

As growers and merchants approach the business end of the season, focus shifts to getting the crop home and harvest preparedness.

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What do changing global canola seed flows mean for Australia?

25 Aug. 2020

As the European rapeseed (canola) harvest comes to an end and the Canadian canola harvest just about to get underway, an update on canola seed trade flows is a timely topic given disruptions with COVID 19 and continuing global political tensions.

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Big crops globally muddy the outlook for Australian grains

18 Aug. 2020

A weaker system moved through NSW and QLD last weekend with totals ranging from 2-25mm across the respective states.

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SA Market Wrap - August

20 Aug. 2020

Well August couldn’t come quick enough with many regions recording the driest July on record.

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WA Market Wrap - August

16 Aug. 2020

Whilst there is always someone that misses out, the rainfall over the past couple of weeks in most of the state and for that matter the grain growing areas of the nation have been significant.

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The Forecast Giveth and Taketh Away

10 Aug. 2020

There is no sweeter sound than that of well-timed rain falling on a tin roof - and last week’s rain played a very pleasant tune indeed.

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Navigating through a COVID harvest

04 Aug. 2020

As Australian farmers prepare for another harvest, this one has a feel of something different about it as the world and Australia grapples with a global pandemic.

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Mixed cropping conditions across the country

28 Jul. 2020

The theme of rainfall continues to dominate conversations across the Port Kembla zone with up to 25mm falling through the northern half of the zone over the weekend just been.

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China is the great unknown in the global wheat and corn market

20 Jul. 2020

Rainfalls of 15-35mm across the West Australian grain belt last week helped solidify the ABARES Australian wheat crop forecast of 26.6 million tonnes last week.

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Confidence restored after consistent rainfall

14 Jul. 2020

As we now enter the middle of July with the lions share of the east cropping belt receiving not just timely but consistent widespread precipitation, it appears that confidence has been restored following on from consecutive droughts.

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Market awakens from seasonal slumber

06 Jul. 2020

After a month of declining US futures, the market finally awoke on the last day of June sparked by the USDA’s acreage and stocks report.

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Coronavirus Update

01 Jul. 2020

At Cargill we have been actively managing our business to continue operating as usual to avoid disruption to our customers whilst also managing the safety, health and wellbeing of our workforce. Our customers are one of our major priorities and we want to ensure we continue to keep you informed.

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SA Market Wrap - July

03 Jul. 2020

This update is coming to you from the Eyre Peninsula (EP) in South Australia where timely opening rains got seeding underway early for the majority around mid-April.

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WA Market Wrap - June

02 Jul. 2020

Thankfully for WA growers most of the state has received some very welcome rain over June to get the crop out of the ground, hopefully setting it up for an average or above average season.

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A dry period ahead helps farmers get back in the tractor

01 Jul. 2020

Most farms across the East Coast cropping regions won’t be too disheartened to hear that we are in for a relatively dry fortnight ahead.

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Something to crow about for 2020

23 Jun. 2020

For the second consecutive weekend the cropping belt from Central New South Wales through to South Australia has received welcome rainfall providing additional opportunity for farmers to capitalise on the season, boosting yield potential with an added nitrogen application.

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June forecast brings bullish sentiment

16 Jun. 2020

Last week bought about the first official national crop forecast from ABAREs for the 20/21 crop and generally, the numbers were in line with expectations

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Winter hits and Australian farmers ponder

09 Jun. 2020

Many would be up to date on their spray programs so far, so what to do now with our grain marketing program? There are many questions that must be answered before we begin any forward sales of grains or oilseeds as we head into winter.

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A Welcome Wet Winter?

01 Jun. 2020

The overall rainfall outlook as a percentage has declined, the forecast is very much in favour for the cropping season which is in addition to much of the South Australian, Victorian, and New South Wales grain growing belts already positioned on close to full sub soil moisture profiles.

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WA Market Wrap - June

02 Jun. 2020

The past two months has been a whirlwind ride moving grain markets $50-60mt for the 20/21 season with several different factors influencing markets.

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Growers grinning as we welcome the new 'norm'

26 May. 2020

Well what a week we have had. Life is starting to get back to normal again. Kids back to school, pubs and restaurants opening up, footy just about to kick off and most growers have a grin from ear to ear and full of optimism. Life just doesn’t get much better than this.

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How much barley can Australia push into the Middle East?

19 May. 2020

It’s been very difficult of late to talk about anything in the grains market other than tariffs and barley, and rightly so. The announcement left most in the market stunned and prices reacted accordingly...

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