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Rains and cooler weather slowing down harvest progress

11 Nov. 2019

Last week’s rain events throughout New South Wales saw up to four inches fall in parts, proving to be more of a hinderance than help given the volume of exposed hay sitting in paddocks and maturity of the crop.

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Small relief, but can it restore belief?

05 Nov. 2019

Much needed rain fell over most of NSW at the end of last week, and then continued right through the weekend as the system moved slowly through inland areas.

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LIFEsavers and Zero Harm - Kicking off Global Safety Week

30 Oct. 2019

Why safety and zero harm is a personal subject for Cargill Australia's Managing Director, Erik Wibholm

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Harvest standoff and it is yet to kickoff!

28 Oct. 2019

Harvest is underway in the Central West with barley starting to come off. From all reports it has again excelled in a difficult season with both quality and yield surprising all parties involved.

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Prices soften as headers begin to roll

21 Oct. 2019

Barley is the main focus, as headers have started to roll in some areas of New South Wales and harvest is officially underway.

 

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Japan's oldest beer brand seeks quality in South Australia

16 Oct. 2019

Sapporo has a long term supply agreement with Cargill Malt and Sapporo’s lead barley breeder Dr Dr Ryouichi Kanatani is currently in South Australia visiting barley growers, storage facilities and malt processing plants.

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Extreme pricing unlikely to be seen as harvest kicks off

14 Oct. 2019

Last year’s harvest bought about extreme pricing in majority of areas which is unlikely to be seen again due to the reduced appetite of the trade and end users to gain coverage for longer than necessary.

 

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Delivering made easy this harvest

15 Oct. 2019

With harvest underway in some parts of the country, our team have been helping growers register for the new Grower Delivery Application.

 

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Same Same But Different?

08 Oct. 2019

Broadly speaking, the areas of supply and deficit are not too dissimilar to those of the previous year and with the strong possibility of a smaller national wheat crop there is some bullishness about the prospects for harvest pricing and beyond. So whilst it ‘feels’ like a carbon copy of last year, is it?

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like last year

02 Oct. 2019

Well what a week in sport! You have the Raiders who have been promising for some time finally get through to a Grand Final for the first time in 25 years, the GWS Giants in the AFL, who obviously played their Grand final a week too early and the Wallabies - well they are a bit like the Australian grain market at the moment - all over the shop.

 

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Sorghum crop looking to turn back the clock

24 Sep. 2019

There is still time for the sorghum crop, and many would recall in 2007 when it began raining in the north around November and we produced upwards of 3.7 million tonnes.

 

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Australian canola industry to reap benefits

20 Sep. 2019

We are delighted with the introduction of Sustainable Grain Australia, which is designed to simplify the sustainability certification process for Australian canola destined for the EU biodiesel market.

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The new Grower Delivery App puts growers in control

17 Sep. 2019

New investment at GrainFlow sites is giving growers extra choice this year when storing their grain and oilseeds.

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Crops Hit The Wall

17 Sep. 2019

With no substantial rain events behind us and the forecast leaving us forever guessing, crops have ‘hit the wall’ as soil moisture reserves have all but depleted coinciding with above average daytime temperatures, wind and multiple frost events.

 

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Crops being hit by haymakers

09 Sep. 2019

This past week has seen plenty of action locally with the market showing some extremely bullish signs. Despite the US futures market remaining relatively subdued and the Aussie dollar rallying over 100 points, cash markets almost everywhere in Australia have surged higher. 

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Hand to mouth markets prevail

03 Sep. 2019

Spring is upon us and that means show times, footy finals and rainfall… Well at least I have two out of three things right! The continued dry weather...

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Grain markets by the numbers

13 Aug. 2019

The USDA has left our domestic wheat production unchanged at 21 million mt which is in line with ABARES latest forecast of 21.19 million mt. However, given the current environment one must ask whether this number is still achievable?

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Barley Barley Everywhere

06 Aug. 2019

With the current state of play in our weather conditions over the past three years, barley has been the mainstay of many in production and financial reward and it has been the liquid gold that many have wanted. Because of this, the barley area has again exceeded all expectation on the East Coast as well as Western Australia.

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Grain Markets they are a changing

30 Jul. 2019

Does the East Coast market ever go back to a normal season? I guess that depends what you classify as a normal season! Needless to say, the landscape through our part of the grain belt has changed dramatically in recent times and will continue to do so.

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Sentiment drying up fast

23 Jul. 2019

The week that has been saw 1-2mm fall sporadically across southern NSW with nothing registering to the north or west. The forecast isn’t showing any encouraging signs in the next week whilst the days are becoming longer and warmer.

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USDA surprised the market when releasing their production and end stocks numbers in the monthly WASDE

16 Jul. 2019

Wheat futures were catapulted last week after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) surprised the market when releasing their production and end stocks numbers in the monthly WASDE (World Supply and Demand Estimates) Report.

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New Season Crop In Focus

08 Jul. 2019

It is still wet in the United States and most areas above Forbes in Central New South Wales are really feeling the pinch due to lack of any decent rainfall. We can only hope that there is a turn around soon in the season for everyone’s sake.

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Strap yourself in for a trip around global grain markets

02 Jul. 2019

To provide an update on the grains market these days you almost need to be a foreign correspondent. There are so many influences from around the globe combining to form a picture of the current market and its future direction. So strap yourself in for a trip around global grain markets.

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Grain Markets, Bulls & Bears

19 Jun. 2019

While the dry continues in Northern NSW and QLD, Central NSW is increasingly feeling the pinch following disappointingly light and patchy rainfall. However, prospects are firming in the southern part of the state with some areas only one good fall away from a firm production outlook.

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Crops For Communities

06 Jun. 2019

To kick off the 2019/20 season, we are launching a new community program for GrainFlow customers.

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Volatility returns to grains

27 May. 2019

In our part of the world, follow up rain is badly needed but on the other side of the globe, too much rain is rattling markets.

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