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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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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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Barley tariffs in Chinas sights as tensions mount

12 May. 2020

The big news this week is the increasing tensions between Australia and China over the alleged anti-dumping investigation of Australian barley, which looks set to come to a head after 18 months of uncertainty.

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May outlook driving farmer confidence

05 May. 2020

There is growing optimism as this year’s sowing program advances with the arrival of rainfall across the traditional ANZAC day period and widespread follow up of 30-70mm throughout NSW and VIC cropping belts accumulated at the beginning of May.

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Optimism in the Air

28 Apr. 2020

With Anzac Day historically being the ‘go to’ date to start the winter sowing program just past, we have seen the majority of growers already well and truly into this season’s sowing program due to the terrific early autumn break we have experienced.

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Promising outlook gives growers the green light

20 Apr. 2020

ANZAC day is upon us and with it comes the traditional commencement of the 2020/21 sowing window. However the general and mostly generous rains throughout NSW over the months of March and April have presented conditions simply too good to wait for the green light normally heralded by the 25th of April and many growers are well into their sowing programs.

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WA Market Wrap - April

16 Apr. 2020

World markets are changing rapidly in reaction to the COVID-19 virus and its impact on all global markets over the next few months is anyone’s guess. 

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Rain gives Australian farmers the grain light

14 Apr. 2020

As we wade through the current uncertainty in global food markets, it looks almost certain that the volatility in commodities will continue as we head towards winter conditions in Australia. 

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Uncertainty Rains

07 Apr. 2020

Another wild week down with what is shaping as many more to come as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to command headlines across the globe. Heightened levels of volatility are becoming the new norm across all equity, commodity and currency markets as the degree of uncertainty climbs.

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Markets explode into action

31 Mar. 2020

Well what a rollercoaster ride we’ve been on over the last week. Life in general, the Australian economy, world economics and the soap opera of commodity markets continues to roll along.

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Communication to Farmer Customers RE COVID-19

24 Mar. 2020

We wanted to let you know that we are continuing to manage all services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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