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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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Coronavirus levelling out bullish markets

28 Jan. 2020

The recent Coronavirus health scare that started in China and is spreading across the globe is adding a bearish or risk-off tone to most markets.

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Grazing country receives some much needed rain

20 Jan. 2020

With parts of New South Wales and Queensland drenched over the preceding week and into the weekend, it was a very welcome reprieve for many in the regions who will now have water flowing in their tanks and dams.

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Markets react as USDA reduces production estimates

13 Jan. 2020

Friday night saw the release of the USDA’s January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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More questions than answers for grain pricing

06 Jan. 2020

With the devastation to many communities over the summer in New South Wales and Victoria, these events have really put life into perspective for many and the only real means of stopping this whole tragedy is rain (and lots of it) so let’s hope it comes soon.

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A CLEAR Way Forward

30 Dec. 2019

On the back of industry demand for payment security, GrainFlow and Clear Grain Exchange are now providing a secure settlement service for cash prices published at GrainFlow sites.

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Harvest Winding Up

23 Dec. 2019

Harvest is winding up as we head into Christmas with local markets firming over the past three weeks. This strength isn’t being driven by any offshore demand for Australian wheat but more simply a case of growers being unwilling sellers at this time or price.

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Taking Care To Beat The Heat

18 Dec. 2019

GrainFlow sites in south east Australia will manage through extreme heat this week to continue to serve growers. Sites are adjusting their opening hours to avoid the hottest times of the day – expected to reach the mid to high 40s.

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Bulls and Bears Are Here

16 Dec. 2019

As many growers expected - most traders, flour millers, livestock feed lotters and general end users have awoken from their slumber to the realisation that the south will not have all the protein and supply requirements that are needed.

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Temperatures rise as harvest nearing the end

09 Dec. 2019

The latest BOM outlook suggests warmer and drier conditions are likely to continue into 2020, and this week we are tipped to again see the mercury rise above 40 degrees in most areas of the state.

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Northern Hemisphere weather not cause for concern yet

03 Dec. 2019

Could weather drive a supply issue for the Northern Hemisphere next year?

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Northern drought sends big machinery south to support harvest

28 Nov. 2019

Extra equipment has been trucked into GrainFlow sites in Victoria and South Australia for this year’s harvest.

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Wheat prices dominated by southern markets

25 Nov. 2019

With most growers in the Central West and Southern New South Wales all but finished harvest, growers will now be looking back on the year and thinking thank god that pain is over and done with and hoping that 2020 is far better.

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Time running out for sorghum

19 Nov. 2019

The traditional planting dates for Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales are passing by and today it feels like we’re on track for the smallest sorghum crop in many years driving prices to levels we have not seen for some time.

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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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