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  • VIC Market Update – 22/03/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC There’s been no rain as yet, but we are getting ready for planting. However, canola might be off the menu for many without strong forecasted rain. I presented this week with Ruralco Water and BR&C at Pyramid Hill to irrigated croppers and dairy farmers. The mood in the room […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 22/03/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD What a difference a week makes. There is still a feeling of scepticism regarding the weather, but on the back of good rainfall in the very north east of NSW moral seems to have improved. The Moree area received around 30mm’s. The numbers increase moving into the inner […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 22/03/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager Loud thunder in the distance is a welcome sound to hear as I write this. These particular storms are not predicted to bring much rain, but the coming week to 10 days are starting to show some promise. Should it come, diesel will start burning across the Southern NSW cropping […]
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  • WA Market Update – 22/03/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA The last couple of weeks have provided us with proof that it can and does rain. Although it was very isolated, storms this week were welcomed by those lucky enough to be under the right cloud. The best falls were in the Great Southern around Albany and Kojonup with reports […]
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  • SA Market Update 22/03/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia It’s been another week spent in the ute seeing both growers and stores in the Mildura and Berri/Loxton areas. The BOM forecast looks like it will continue to make us play the waiting game but there could be a small reprieve from the dry with 1-10mm a possibility […]
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  • Weather Remains Key Grain Price Driver

    Weather Remains Key Grain Price Driver   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager March 18th 2019 What is happening to grain prices this year? Prices in Australia and around the world have been jumping on a daily basis and the market is having a tough time keeping up with it all. Things we have come to […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 15/03/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC I spent this week near Echuca with dairy and irrigated croppers. Water dominates the discussion for most part. The corn that I have seen looks really good with limited heat damage. Most will start harvesting from now through to the coming weeks. Markets continue to be stable. The trade […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 15/03/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD There was a lot of frustrated farmers out there this week. The rain activity forecast for the tail end of this month has all but gone, especially for the inland areas. There is still a bit of activity predicted around the coast, but it doesn’t look like it […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 15/03/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager Markets continued to recover this week, with both wheat and barley receiving some enquiry from sheep and cattle producers looking for feed prior to winter. Larger consumers also seem to be looking for some extra cover as the decline in prices starts reversing. There is some rain on the forecast […]
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  • WA Market Update – 15/03/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Dry weather has persisted across the state again this week leaving most of the wheat belt and the further inland low rainfall areas with no subsoil moisture. This remains inconsequential for the time being, but growers will want to see some good rain in the next month or so to […]
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  • SA Market Update 15/03/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia This week has taken me around the Mid – North of SA checking out the local scene and dropping in to see growers and stores. Thankfully, the weather has played along and has been pleasantly mild. In saying yet, it’s not quite jumper weather yet, as temperatures are […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 8/03/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC A cool change breezed through this week which was a nice change of events. Yes, rain would be better, but cooler at least for seven days is welcome! It’s been a quiet week this week. Farm plans are being drawn up, but most haven’t started their agchem or fertiliser […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 8/03/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD Weather patterns continue to support the south of NSW and hug the coast line again this week. The falls have been relatively small, but every little bit counts. Unfortunately for central and north NSW this pattern is very consistent to what we experienced last year. There is some […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 8/03/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager The last few days brought some slight relief to our record hot summer with storms around Southern NSW bringing 5-10mm’s in most cases and, as is the way with this summer, dust too. We are getting closer to sowing, so some are getting rigs ready to roll while over in […]
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  • WA Market Update – 8/03/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Some rain!! Although the falls over the past 48 hours haven’t been widespread across the entire state, most of the great southern and south west had falls of between 10 – 25mm. The question will be what does this mean for pastures and weed germination? Growers will be hoping to […]
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  • SA Market Update 8/03/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia This week I spent time down along the SA/VIC border and heading over to the Wimmera Field Days. It was nice to see the temperature gauge hover in the low 20s. It was even a chilly 4-degrees Thursday morning and I had to pull out the winter jacket. […]
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  • Agfarm Finance Newsletter – February – What you need to know about crop insurance for 2019

    This article was guest authored by Ausure www.ausure.com.au  Around the grounds – February 2019 The hot, dry weather delayed planning and input purchases throughout February with next to all input suppliers reporting sales well below average for this time of year. On the upside, the lack of rainfall has seen a reduced outlay in cost on […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 01/03/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC Different places and new faces for me this week as I spent the week on the road around Victoria. The week started off with a visit to Colac and Terang, which is predominately a dairy region. While it is dry down there, there is still some green pick from […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 01/03/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD Unfortunately, there has been no ground breaking rain to report on this week, but on a positive note, there is still time for a rain event to come through and turn the season around. Many people are still optimistic we will get the autumn break within the next […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 01/03/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager Weather wise we have had another steady week, with daytime temperatures around the 30 degree mark every day and no rain to report. The next week will see much of the same repeated, but with the potential of a cool change moving through late in the week. The European cropping […]
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  • WA Market Update – 01/03/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA Markets were once again lower this week as buyers continue to pull bids and try to understand where markets will find support. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for the Chinese anti-dumping saga which means the major barley export destination for the last few years remains on the sidelines […]
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  • SA Market Update 01/03/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia Things have remained relatively unchanged in South Australia over the past week. In areas around the great state that have been able to maintain some ground cover, we are starting to see a little action with slashing and gentle prep starting. Some growers are thinking they will start […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 22/02/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC This week was spent on the road, crossing into Southern NSW seeing seed crops and cotton and cereals growers who are starting to get organised for this season near Griffith and Deniliquin.Cooler nights with warm days are suiting cotton growers in their last month before picking. The cotton growers […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 22/02/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD Another week of dry weather across most of the NSW and QLD cropping belt. As we move closer to the end of February and the moisture profile being so low, growers are starting to get concerned about when and if the season is going to break to get […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 22/02/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager The week started off with a big dust storm in Southern NSW. The reason they’re coming in thick and fast is obviously the drought conditions throughout most of NSW. Although, driving around the last week there is more paddocks worked up than a month ago. There have been a few […]
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  • WA Market Update – 22/02/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA I have spent this week travelling from Dalwallinu to Gnowangerup with Tom Guthrie, General Manager Agfarm, attending grower events Agfarm have been hosting with Primaries of WA. All meetings were really well attended with the audience hearing from subject matter experts about grain markets, soil chemistry, new chemical technologies, livestock […]
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  • SA Market Update 22/02/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia This week, with markets and grower engagement remaining relatively quiet, I took the opportunity to jump in the car to have a look around the state. Things are obviously still dry right across the state. Some areas are starting to resemble a moon scape where even the smallest […]
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  • What Happened to Australian Grain Prices?

    What Happened to Australian Grain Prices?   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager February 15th 2019 Over the last four weeks we have seen wheat and barley prices fall significantly, which is contrary to what the entire industry thought was going to happen. We’d all seen domestic and global production suffer and it was a common […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 15/02/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC No rain, no action, no market! I’ve spent part of this week north of Bendigo towards Pyramid Hill and Cohuna areas visiting customers and stores. Its noticeable how much corn you see in the area, most of which will go to local dairies. Although corn is in high demand […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 15/02/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD It’s mid February and the talk of the town is sowing. The next decent fall will see a lot of oats go in to take the pressure off supplementary feeding livestock. We still have plenty of time to get ready for the crop destined for grain. The lucky […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 15/02/2019

    Anthony Hall, Agfarm Regional Manager NSW & QLD The weather this week hasn’t yielded any falls large enough to get excited about sowing early. There were plenty of storms around with some recording 10-15mm and others recording next to nothing. The cool change which came through on Tuesday behind yet another dust storm was a […]
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