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Growers warned of contractual rights

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Growers are being reminded to know their rights and obligations when signing forward grain contracts.

WA Grains Group chairman Doug Clarke said with harvest fast approaching, growers wishing to sell grain forward needed to understand what they were signing.

"Growers should be fully aware of all aspects of the contract," he said.

"If a grower was unsure, he should discuss any uncertainties with the buyer as to his contractual obligations."

He said most grain contracts were written under the Grain Trade Australia's trade rules, which included a disputes and resolution mechanism.

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Mr Clarke reminded growers to consult the booklet titled 'A Guide to Taking Out Contracts to Supply Grain'.

This booklet gave concise step-by-step procedures for taking out grain contracts.

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