“Using our own lupins as a base, it is critical for us to provide traceability to our customers.”
“I just think the elections are important for CBH and it is good that people do nominate, at the end of the day it is a democracy.”
Cally Dupe and Zach Relph
It was a season with plenty of challenges for WA grain farmers — from dry conditions, to frost, to almost-too-late October rain — but the 2019-20 harvest is as good as done.
The South Australian Government has pulled off a tactical manoeuvre that will allow it to lift a moratorium on GM crops in SA, without the need to pass legislation.
The Pitmans will be among many Australian farmers adding a new weapon to their weed-killing artillery next year after hosting a 20ha trial of BASF’s new herbicide Luximax.
Steve Rowe officially wrapped up his harvest program on November 6, marking the end of one of the shortest harvests in his farm’s history.
Cally Dupe, Bob Garnant and Shannon Smith
The five-strong group travelled to Perth to meet Rita Saffioti last Tuesday, and encouraged her to visit the grain rail freight network in Canada and the US.
Six global agribusiness powerhouses have joined unveiled the name of a blockchain project they hope will “modernise global trade operations” — Covantis.
A last-ditch attempt to derail legislation allowing new gene editing technology — hoped to lead to better crop varieties — has been foiled in the Senate.
Australia’s biggest grains research organisation is on the hunt for a new leader to replace Steve Jefferies, who is leaving Grains Research Development Corporation after four years.
Warm weather during canola pod fill is expected to cut WA canola oil content, as Australia looks to produce just under 1.9 million tonnes of the oilseed this harvest.
Hot weather stalled harvest action briefly in the Esperance region this month, but the headers were soon rolling again and grain continued to flow into receival points.
Dowerin farming brothers Glen and Todd Quartermaine’s love of lupins is going global.
CBH has warned thousands of farmers that heavy-handed paraquat applications on lupins pre-harvest could lead to “loss of access” to the $51 million-a-year European lupin exports market.
Bonnie Rock farmers Kim and Beth Graham are powering through harvest, besides a stop-start few days of rain, with plans to finish well before Christmas.
South Australian scientists have urged all the State’s politicians to back the abolition of a ban on genetically-modified crops.
WA grain growers are likely to have finished seeding by the time they find out the outcome of a controversial investigation that could see barley prices plummet.
Miling farmer Ken Seymour might be the first to officially put his hand up for the only vacant seat on the CBH board, with plans to email his nomination to the WA Electoral Commission today.
It’s the most heated agricultural election in WA — the race for control of the CBH board.
Hyper yielding cereals are three words which together are music to most grain growers’ ears.
When news broke that grain thieves were operating at CBH’s Albany Grain Terminal, the grain handler was on to it like a seagull on a hot chip, which was ironic because said thieves were seagulls.
CBH’s efforts to reopen Tier 3 rail lines will remain on the backburner because it needs to focus on more immediate needs with the harvest.
Jenne Brammer and Cally Dupe
Australian farmers that dessicate with glyphosate pre-harvest have been essentially locked out of the Thai market after a shock zero-residue tolerance on imported feed and food products.
The dry year has taken its toll on the State’s grain crop, with farmers in the northern Wheatbelt raking in yields of about half that of a normal year.
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