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AWB is a leading diversified agricultural supply chain business specialising in the storage and handling, origination, trading and processing of grain and oilseeds. We have an extensive network of local and state representatives across the Australian grain belt that partner with Australian farmers to provide access to a range of tools and services to help them thrive. 

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A return to pricing fundamentals

01 Mar. 2021

Overseas markets have been erratic over the past couple of weeks, to say the least. With most markets predominantly being driven by China recently, with their New Year holiday taking place, US futures have turned to fundamentals for price action.

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Aussie dollar thaws while US/Russia freezes

22 Feb. 2021

There are fears of a winterkill across the US plains where large quantities of wheat may have been affected; this will get a lot of attention now and in the coming months.

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WA impresses and East Coast exports

15 Feb. 2021

Last week we saw the Grains Industry of Western Australia (GIWA) release their 2020 final crop production estimates which across all zones and commodities was pegged at 16.63 million metric tonnes. The result was considered exceptional given the state received well below average rainfall for the growing season.

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A season to remember

08 Feb. 2021

The 20/21 season will be one remembered by growers and industry players for many years to come. It will be one of those benchmark years that is reflected upon around kitchen tables and boardrooms as the new yardstick for what is deemed a “bin buster.”

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WA Market Wrap - January

07 Feb. 2021

Certainly an interesting start to the new year from a grain marketing perspective with some big swings on CBOT wheat futures pushing past 670 US cents per bushel, barley tenders awarded and canola prices riding a roller coaster for the month.

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Local partnership lights up a community

05 Feb. 2021

A partnership between Cargill and local farmers is providing much needed funding for local facilities and charities.

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SA Market Wrap - January

04 Feb. 2021

With harvest now over, and as people have had a bit of time to let the dust settle, the attention has moved to marketing unsold grain and getting ready for season 2021/22.

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Out with the old, ahead of the new

02 Feb. 2021

The new year has brought with it a renewed sense of engagement from growers looking to step up the movement of the significant stocks still held in on-farm storages.

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Focus turns to supply chain and moving grain

27 Jan. 2021

Over the last six months we have seen global agricultural commodity markets navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic with a very strong bullish undertone.

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Cargill welcomes arrival of export mobile ship loader

22 Jan. 2021

Cargill has welcomed the arrival of its export mobile ship loader in Port Adelaide, signalling a major new investment for the South Australia agriculture sector.

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Demand abroad on the rise

18 Jan. 2021

With a monster east coast harvest done and dusted and grain in the bin and the Christmas holiday period behind us, growers will likely start looking at marketing the next chunk of their crop.

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Focus turns to moving grain in early 2021

04 Jan. 2021

The 2020/21 harvest has been littered with delays due to rain events and fire ban days however just prior to Christmas, bulk handlers were reporting the largest ever receivals through their storages and with some NSW farmers in the southern regions still expected to harvest into the early parts of 2021, the numbers will only get bigger.

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Big exports puts the Australian supply chain to the test

29 Dec. 2020

Australia’s export infrastructure is facing one of its greatest tests with a near record crop on the East Coast and surging demand for Australian grain around the world.

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Making mountains at West Wyalong

23 Dec. 2020

Before harvest, site supervisor at Cargill’s GrainFlow site at West Wyalong, Alan Cooper,  bought a drone with aerial photography. It turned out to be a canny purchase allowing Alan to capture one of the most memorable harvests in recent memory.

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WA Market Wrap - December

24 Dec. 2020

With the 2020 harvest quickly drawing to a close, the surprises for the year have kept coming, albeit this time for most its certainly been an agreeable one with yields undoubtedly better than expected in most cases. 

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SA Market Wrap - December

24 Dec. 2020

As harvest slowly starts to wind down, it was great to see the drama field year that was 2020 end on a positive note. 

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Surging exports a boom for brand Australia

21 Dec. 2020

2020 has been a forgettable year for lots of reasons, from bushfires to Covid-19. But the year is shaping up to be completely memorable as one of the best cropping seasons in recent times.

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward

15 Dec. 2020

As headers in Central and Southern New South Wales and Victoria continue their efforts to complete harvest ahead of Christmas, growers in the north have largely wrapped up both their harvest and marketing programs for 2020 and are looking up the road to see if 2021 brings with it some fresh opportunity.

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Water saving efficiency wins Cargill Australia recognition

08 Dec. 2020

Cargill Australia (Newcastle Facility) has been recognised as a leader in water management and efficiency by the Hunter Business Chamber at its recent 2020 business awards.

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Christmas comes early on the east coast

07 Dec. 2020

For most farmers across the east coast, Christmas came early this year.  The build up to this year’s crop was highly anticipated and so far, it hasn’t disappointed.  Grain continues to fly into bulk handlers and on-farm storage at rapid rates with growers hoping to be finished harvest by Christmas.

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Records breaking as harvest progresses south

30 Nov. 2020

The month of November has been one of the busiest in recent years with over 7 million tonnes of grain received into the bulk handling system on the east coast alone coinciding with the New South Wales harvest close to 75% completed.

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Canola growers cashing in

23 Nov. 2020

Canola harvest is wrapping up quickly through NSW, as harvest rolls south and east at a rate of knots. Growers have enjoyed some great results with big yields and prices remaining firm through harvest.

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ISCC Certification

24 Nov. 2020

Due to a number factors, Europe has become the prime importer of Australian canola buying up to 80% of our exports at times...

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New Free Trade Agreement with Asian countries a positive for Australian Ag

18 Nov. 2020

On the 15th of November, 15 countries signed the world’s largest free trade agreement called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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Growers reaping the rewards of Dynamic Binning this harvest

18 Nov. 2020

GrainFlow’s Dynamic Binning is upgrading almost 15% of wheat deliveries across it’s storage and handling network this season. 

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The quiet after the storms

17 Nov. 2020

It has been a quieter week in grain circles, as growers focus their efforts more so on harvesting rather than marketing in the wake of recent price corrections. 

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China, Saudi and harvest heating up closer to home

09 Nov. 2020

A very eventful week or so in grain markets as harvest progresses rapidly with a string of clear days through most regions. Cool overnight temperatures throughout much of New South Wales has probably stemmed what should have been the biggest days of harvest to date...

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WA Market Wrap - November

09 Nov. 2020

As harvest progresses there are many parts of the WA wheatbelt experiencing higher than anticipated yields with some clients indicating results are exceeding expectation given extremely low growing season rainfall totals.

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Weather events shifting markets

02 Nov. 2020

The harvest to date has been punctuated by weather interruptions throughout the cropping belt of New South Wales and Southern Queensland. From all reports it hasn’t been a question of did you get rain, but more of how much was received.

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GrainFlow: Delivering a harvest focused on ZERO Harm

27 Oct. 2020

As harvest ramps up across the GrainFlow network we know that a safe and efficient service over harvest is key for our grower customers.

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Rising prices into an increasing crop

26 Oct. 2020

Watching the commodities market over the past six weeks has been fascinating for grain market enthusiasts and rewarding for a large portion of growers across the cropping belt.

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It's go time for a bumper harvest

19 Oct. 2020

All in all, the stage looks set for a bumper harvest in the eastern states with all attention now turning to the weather forecasters for clarity on the harvest outlook.

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Exports in focus as Cargill becomes an Australian Trusted Trader

16 Oct. 2020

In time for harvest, Cargill has been accredited as an Australian Trusted Trader by Australian Border Force and The Department of Home Affairs. This means Cargill will be able to clear Customs more easily and quickly, allowing our customers to receive goods in a timely manner.

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International Day of Rural Women

15 Oct. 2020

Today is International Day of Rural Women, did you know globally, that one in three employed women works in agriculture?

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GrainFlow team gear up for a big harvest at Dimboola

14 Oct. 2020

Under the new management team of Philip Sherwell and Wayne Madden, the Dimboola GrainFlow site is preparing for a big Wimmera harvest.

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Wheat prices strengthen as we reach for the history books

12 Oct. 2020

In this game, despite all the planning in the world there are two variables that as individuals we have very little influence over, the weather and grain markets. With the commencement of the 20/21 harvest comes the usual speculation about what the next few months has in store for us.

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Throwing it into second

05 Oct. 2020

As the Central Queenslanders look to wrap up the 2020 winter harvest, their Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales counterparts are now looking to take it up a gear after gnawing off the earlier paddocks.

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WA Market Wrap - October

06 Oct. 2020

And just like that another harvest is upon us with the year being one of the most challenging in living memory for the younger generations...

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Harvest begins in Northern NSW

28 Sep. 2020

Harvest has officially kicked off in Northern New South Wales, with the earliest barley crops north of Walgett and Moree coming off this week. 

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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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