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28 Nov. 2023
Storm conditions have provided welcome rainfall to areas of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales. With rainfall totals between 15-50mm in the last week and some areas receiving more than 100mm........
22 Nov. 2023
The Aussie winter crop harvest is about halfway toward completion, with plenty of grain still on the stalk in the southern parts of Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales as well as the bulk of Victoria.......
20 Nov. 2023
The Western Australian harvest looks like being a quick one with a lot of light crops this year. Receivals in the Geraldton zone started in mid-September and a number of growers have already finished. Production expectations were not high given the lack of summer and growing season rain in most parts of the region......
08 Nov. 2023
As we move further into November, harvest progresses at an incredibly rapid pace. Traditionally harvest would be 10% completed in the northern part of the Port Kembla zone by the end of the first week of November......
31 Oct. 2023
Harvest is rounding the home straight in Queensland and Northern New South Wales nearing 50-60%. Quality to date has been reflective of the seasonal conditions, with the lack of moisture contributing to grades milling around the centre of the quality chart, with ASW1/AUH2/APW1 the main grades being presented at bulk handling sites......
25 Oct. 2023
The weather in recent weeks has generally been favourable to most grain producing regions. Areas in the north have seen clear weather allowing harvest to progress at perhaps a pace faster than many would like.....
10 Oct. 2023
Its fair to say that a rain in spring is worth its weight in gold and last week we saw this come to fruition with reports of 15mm to 100mm+ recorded. In some regions, the rain came too late to add yield, however this one event will certainly lead to small grain size and pinched grain being a lot less common occurrence than it might have been, as crops were beginning to run out of moisture.....
05 Oct. 2023
Looks like September was one for the record books with what might have been the warmest and driest since records began, not to mention Collingwood tying with Essendon and Carlton with 16 grand final wins on the last day of the month....
27 Sep. 2023
It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating a Geelong premiership, but 12 months has flown by and its Grand Final week again. It also feels like we only just put last year’s harvest to bed, but in the blink of an eye we are back at it again....
14 Sep. 2023
As the harvest season rapidly approaches, growers are working tirelessly to complete pre-harvest tasks while eagerly awaiting the much-needed Spring rain. Once again, they find themselves struggling with a series of challenges...
29 Aug. 2023
Whilst the northern feed markets continue to price at significant premiums, grain values in the south - particularly wheat - have been far more sedate despite plenty of fresh inputs to the grain news cycle lately.
29 Aug. 2023
To date, seeding conditions over most of Western Australia have been excellent and, in some areas, exceptional. This is the second year in a row many have encountered the "new phenomenon" that is sowing programs into soil moisture and being provided the luxury of "knock down" chemical application.
16 Aug. 2023
The August edition of the USDA's WASDE Report was released this week. While its contents resulted in a somewhat muted response, it sets up a potentially interesting position in coming months'...
10 Aug. 2023
China have announced they will drop the 80 per cent tariff they had applied to the importation of Australian barley. What this means for Australian barley growers?
10 Aug. 2023
The South Australian crop is set up well as we reach the halfway point in the growing season and in football terms, head into the premiership quarter.
26 Jul. 2023
Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the last few weeks in grain markets almost felt like we had returned to the good old days when we wrote about weather forecasts and crop conditions rather than pandemics, politics and Putin. It wasn't to last...
19 Jul. 2023
The growing season has seen continual rainfall across the regions stretching from northern NSW right down through Victoria and across South Australia to the point where most growers are asking "El Nino? What El Nino?"
11 Jul. 2023
The production outlook for the East Coast Cropping belt has been boosted with favourable conditions seen month to date with majority of SA, VIC and SNSW receiving welcomed rainfall for July on top of what was already an above average rainfall month in June.
20 Jun. 2023
Future markets have found some strength recently as dry weather continues to be the order of the day throughout much of the US.
14 Jun. 2023
East coast cereal markets have continued their upward trend through the first half of June, reacting to the latest WASDE and ABARES musings which confirmed what most already knew...
07 Jun. 2023
They say “rain makes grain” and this is certainly going to be the case this week with widespread falls forecast to occur over most grain growing regions around Australia.
24 May. 2023
The recent announcement that the European Union is planning to reduce the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for haloxyfop on canola has been widely discussed...
16 May. 2023
Growers are deep into their winter crop sowing programs and within a few weeks, they'll have finish line in sight....
10 May. 2023
As we draw a close to the traditional sowing window for canola and open for main season wheat on the east coast of Australia, the sowing conditions for the most part, are favourable at worst.....
26 Apr. 2023
As we move past another Anzac Day on the calendar, sowing across the state is at various levels of completion. Many areas are sowing into good moisture whilst there is....
20 Apr. 2023
As the nations' yellow bins groan under the collective weight of Easters' excess and the rigmarole of Term 2 begins, the grains industry enters...
12 Apr. 2023
April means soggy Easter camping trips, excessive chocolate consumption, ANZAC Day observance and of course sowing...
30 Mar. 2023
As the first month of Autumn draws to a close, the weather gods have delivered some varying levels of rain across the state as our main season sowing window opens...
23 Mar. 2023
The 22/23 grain harvest in WA started in late September, with the first canola being delivered to CBH in Geraldton...
30 Mar. 2023
On the back of a record 22/23 SA havest in many districts and record receivals into several SA GrainFlow sites which dragged well into February in the later areas of the state, all of a sudden a new season in on our door step...
08 Mar. 2023
A long, drawn-out harvest has meant that without much reprieve the focus for most Australian growers has quickly shifted to preparations for the 2023/24 crop...
01 Mar. 2023
As we tick over into Autumn this week, all eyes are on the short and long range forecasts. With sowing fast approaching, the focus is squarely on the updates from the Bureau of Meteorology and discussions around subsoil moisture...
22 Feb. 2023
As February crosses its mid-point, it's fair to say 2023 is absolutely flying. Getting away from the farm and enjoying the festive season has been but a pipe dream for many farmers...
08 Feb. 2023
The headers' been blown down and is back in the shed, the farm mamnager is still up the coast, the kids are back at school and that post-harvest lull is here...
01 Feb. 2023
The last tail wags of harvest is finally wrapping up, with only tidy up jobs left in parts of Victoria and South Australia.
25 Jan. 2023
As we march towards the end of the first month of 2023, the grain marketing outlook for the new year appears to be paved with plenty of negative inputs.
11 Jan. 2023
Whilst there are still some battling through the final stages of harvest, most New South Wales grain growers managed to finish and park the headers in time for New Year's Eve.
14 Dec. 2022
Feels like this has been communicated quite often lately however yet again harvest is proving to be more challenging and stressful than the last with...
07 Dec. 2022
Given the challenges faced by farmers throughout this growing season, the recent decline in grain values is...
23 Nov. 2022
Whilst our Central Queensland counterparts are rounding the home stretch of their winter crop harvest....
25 Nov. 2022
Forecast total grain production is WA this season is likely to be around 24 million tonnes...
09 Nov. 2022
After some significant weather challenges on the east coast of Australia, growers have managed to make some progress on harvest 2022/23...
26 Oct. 2022
The east coast of Australia has endured another brutal week on the weather front, with El Nino seemingly increasing in ferocity in its third consecutive season.
19 Oct. 2022
Since late February this year when the situation in the Black Sea region escalated, global agricultural markets have been trading with such strength and volatility that even those most experienced have found themselves scratching their heads trying to figure out how to best participate, if at all, without getting their heads taken off in the wild swings...
05 Oct. 2022
Australia's 22/23 winter crop harvest is officially underway on the east coast with the first headers rolling in Central Queensland and although an exciting time for most, this year's harvest is sure to pose significant challenges to all participants...
21 Sep. 2022
As harvest inches steadily towards us, the marketing crystal ball remains as cloudy as ever, with technical and fundamental factors all conspiring to fog up the glass.
14 Sep. 2022
Weather in NSW remains mild and wet, and the majority of weather forecasters predict the trend to continue through to October and November.
08 Sep. 2022
Spring has officially sprung around New South Wales with flowers bursting everywhere across the state.
24 Aug. 2022
In the last three months across Australia, cash values for grains and oilseeds have seen way more red trading days than green.
19 Aug. 2022
With spring now only two weeks around the corner and the growing season well underway, crop forecasters are beginning to make their rounds in what is set up to be one of the most challenging crops to pick of recent times.
10 Aug. 2022
Last week saw the first grain ships departing Ukraine since February invasion signalling, that at least for now, Moscow intends to honour the safe passage agreement brokered late last month...
28 Jul. 2022
As we speed along into August, the New South Wales crop continues to emerge and progress in a very mixed fashion...
20 Jul. 2022
While the humanitarian aspect of the Eastern European situation remains terrible, it has undoubtedly provided very favourable market conditions for us here in Australia to participate in...
13 Jul. 2022
As we approach the mid-point of the winter months, the Australian crop conditions are for the most part, well setup right across the country.
29 Jun. 2022
Never in recent history has it felt like the ag commodities market has exhibited such volatility in such a short space of time.
22 Jun. 2022
In what we used to call a ‘normal’ year, the end of June has quite commonly been associated with the conclusion of the winter sowing program.
15 Jun. 2022
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) recently released its June report, tipping Australia to produce its fourth largest winter crop on record at 50.9 million tonnes.
01 Jun. 2022
Of late, it would seem, a market-moving event was a daily occurence, with both domestic and international commodity values reacting accordingly.
25 May. 2022
International wheat futures have consolidated this week after rallying last week on the back of India’s decision to abruptly ban exports.
18 May. 2022
The global market caught a shock late last week when India announced an abrupt ban on its wheat exports on May 14.
11 May. 2022
The recent harvest provided a physical and emotional rollercoaster with the highlights of big yields and strong pricing counterbalanced by persistent harvest rains and the subsequent delays and quality issues.
04 May. 2022
Significant increases to crop input prices hasn't slowed the efforts to plant this year's winter crop as almost the entire east coast has been gifted a well-timed and wide-spread autumn break.
27 Apr. 2022
As sowing programs across the country ramp up on what for the most part is a full moisture profile, Australian farmers look primed to capitalize on record prices for their product.
13 Apr. 2022
Another week rolls by and another round of inputs into the discussion, more forcibly argued depending on the side of the fence you sit, seller or buyer.
06 Apr. 2022
Without a meaningful resolution in sight for the crisis in Ukraine, the market continues to trade under the expectation that disruptions to Black Sea grains and oilseeds will be felt for a while yet, increasing the requirement for alternative origins to step up and fill the shortfall.
30 Mar. 2022
International markets continue to trade erratically on the back of expected supply chain disruptions due to the situation in Ukraine. Whilst we all hope for a swift end to the conflict, it is impossible to predict how things will progress and as such international markets continue to trade volatile ranges on a daily basis.
16 Mar. 2022
As the devastating situation in Ukraine continues to reverberate around the world, we saw the dramatic effect on commodity markets last week with large price swings as the market digests each headline.
09 Mar. 2022
As the shock of crisis overseas settles in after two weeks since it began, unfortunately the devastating situation in the Black Sea doesn't appear to be dissipating anytime soon...
02 Mar. 2022
The rapid escalation of conflict in Eastern Europe is frightening, unprecedented and the toll on humanity is devastating. The uncertainty of the situation is driving Agricultural commodity markets into territory not seen in almost a decade....
16 Feb. 2022
With the 2021/22 harvest finally in the rear-view mirror for all but a few stragglers, the focus quickly shifts to marketing what unsold grain remains on-farm....
09 Feb. 2022
With the dust nearly settled on the 2021/22 harvest, it will be with mixed adjectives how we describe this one in the years to come.
02 Feb. 2022
New season canola prices are starting the year in nosebleed territory relative to other years, which makes canola a very attractive option to growers in 2022 .
19 Jan. 2022
Australia's key atmospheric and oceanic indicators point to a continued La Niña weather pattern sticking around until at least February 2022.
11 Jan. 2022
Harvest is slowly wrapping up on the east coast however the ever persistent La Nina continues to delay the placement of the final full-stop on this seasons bumper harvest.
29 Dec. 2021
As December finally brought the welcome news of a reprieve from the rain across most of the East Coast, the increase in harvest activity unfortunately seemed to coincide with a decrease in values to the Australian grower.
15 Dec. 2021
This past week has seen much of the East Coast return to its' usual December programming - warm and sunny - a welcome reprieve for those looking to complete winter crop harvest, along with summer croppers who recently became involved in aquaponics.
07 Dec. 2021
With much of the canola harvest in New South Wales finally appearing to be over the hill after ongoing rain delays, and the impacts to quality appearing to be not as bad as originally feared...
30 Nov. 2021
The month of November in New South Wales is typically met with temperatures warming up, little to no rainfall and harvest gathering momentum across the state.
17 Nov. 2021
Harvest has commenced in most parts of New South Wales as we approach the end of November and while there was some good progress made early on,
10 Nov. 2021
Harvest activity to date has been quite slow relative to the usual pace set with a combination of weather and availability of machinery and labour holding up progress.
02 Nov. 2021
In what feels like a theme that will persist throughout the Australian harvest, the first weeks of header activity have faced some early challenges from mother nature.
20 Oct. 2021
With the Queensland cousins making a start to harvest proceedings these past few weeks, in between bouts of wild weather, New South Wales patiently waits for the crop to come in, albeit slowly given the gentle finishing conditions.
12 Oct. 2021
As has been well publicised, canola prices are extreme and with harvest just around the corner, growers are anxious to get the crop off and convert it into dollars.
06 Oct. 2021
Wheat futures ended the week with a bang on Friday night increasing their fightback after weeks of stagnation. All this action in wheat, all the while east coast canola prices continue their march towards A$1,000 per tonne – a price which has already traded in Western Australia.
22 Sep. 2021
As we move towards the end of September, one of the most important growing months for Australia's winter crop, we can almost see the finish line. Back-to-back 30 million tonne wheat crops have been on the cards for much of the year and with New South Wales experiencing a cool and wettish September, only a hot and frosty finish will spoil the party.
15 Sep. 2021
Last week ABARES published their September Australian Crop Report which unsurprisingly saw production increases to the Australian winter crop following what can only be described as a dream run for most in the New South Wales cropping belt.
08 Sep. 2021
Winter is behind us and the Australian wheat crop is in great shape for another bumper harvest with most forecasts falling short of a record year but well in excess of 32 million tonnes.
24 Aug. 2021
Australian grain and oilseed producers continue to have one eye on the weather map, the other on the bidsheets, as prices that were considered “aspirational” only a few short weeks ago are being achieved just as the bureau adds some welcome colour to the forecast for much of the East Coast.
17 Aug. 2021
As the weather season starts to come to a close for the Northern Hemisphere production and the news of the Canadian canola seed production issues well digested by the market, what is next for the canola seed market and what does that mean for New South Wales new crop pricing?
11 Aug. 2021
It seems the age-old saying, 'one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity' is playing out in Australia this season...
27 Jul. 2021
With July almost in the books and weather continuing to be cold, rainy and windy across most of the cropping regions of Australia, conditions couldn't be better as we approach spring...
20 Jul. 2021
Mother nature tends to be a complicated and unpredictable force where quite often someone's misfortune turns into another's good fortune.
13 Jul. 2021
With welcome rain across the month of June the majority of Australia's cropping regions are shaping up to have an average to well above average production year for 2021/22.
06 Jul. 2021
One consideration that must be made this year, is how are we going to store the predicted large production of grain across Australia this season.
29 Jun. 2021
The month of June has been generous with its rainfall adding valuable moisture to the coffers of the New South Wales broadacre farmer. For some, the rain has been welcomed as a fair dinkum season opener, whilst for others it has consolidated what has already been a very good start to the 2020/21 growing season.
22 Jun. 2021
As Phillip Lowe, the Reserve Bank of Australia governor said last week, the performance of the Australian agriculture sector throughout the Covid pandemic has helped underpin the nation’s economic recovery.
08 Jun. 2021
As expected, the production figures for the 2020-21 harvest and prospects for the 2021-2022 harvest are forecast at well above average, however worth noting this is not without regional variation.
01 Jun. 2021
As winter crop planting progresses around Australia, with many areas nearing the end, greater attention is now being paid to new crop marketing options for the coming 2021/22 season.
01 Jun. 2021
There’s rarely a dull day in Australian Agriculture and the past few weeks has been no exception, with a lingering summer program seeing both harvesting and planting operations being carried out side-by-side in many areas of the East Coast, with the associated logistics of it all under the pump too.
17 May. 2021
Farmers marketing their grain will need look at the global picture to understand where the risk and reward may be. With the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released, it may pay to keep an eye on global supply and demand.
11 May. 2021
The last month has seen an extraordinary run across all major global agricultural commodities with severe weather concerns and strong demand dominating the headlines.
10 May. 2021
What a month it has been. A Cyclone tore through the northern wheatbelt, heavy downpours for the remaining wheatbelt and commodity markets rallying heavily over the past three weeks...
27 Apr. 2021
As we approach the end of April with rain gauges devoid of the desired monthly rainfall the New South Wales farmer continues to sow the crop, with one eye on the forecast and the other on a volatile grain market providing an entertaining distraction.
20 Apr. 2021
As we approach the Anzac Day holiday many farmers across the state are taking advantage of fantastic sowing conditions for early sown crops such as grazing wheat and barley, and of course the traditional early sown crop, canola.
14 Apr. 2021
Fresh data released from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) highlighted the strong grain export program being executed around the world at present, with Australia featuring prominently in wheat, barley, sorghum and oilseeds.
05 Apr. 2021
March has been eventful for NSW with floods and large rainfalls stretching through much of the cropping belt. Whilst it may negatively impact a few farms with summer programs, most farmers are rejoicing and rethinking their winter cropping plans.
31 Mar. 2021
The past two months has seen some great rainfall totals over a large part of the West Australian wheat belt with a few lucky areas now over 150mm of summer rainfall.
30 Mar. 2021
A week can be a long time in grain markets and the week just passed was no exception. With over eight inches of soaking rain received in parts of Southern and Central New South Wales cropping belts since Thursday last week, agriculturalists will look back fondly.
16 Mar. 2021
The past week has seen some handy rainfall totals down the East Coast, with Queensland and Northern New South Wales the primary benefactors. Those with later Summer crops planted, especially in northern areas and into the Liverpool Plains, are now all but assured of an above average result.
09 Mar. 2021
With the export market largely dominated by milling grade requirements, there is fear that feed grain markets will come under significant pricing pressure in the next 4-6 weeks.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
18 Nov. 2020
On the 15th of November, 15 countries signed the world’s largest free trade agreement called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
18 Nov. 2020
GrainFlow’s Dynamic Binning is upgrading almost 15% of wheat deliveries across it’s storage and handling network this season.
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...