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  • CNSW Market Update – 16/08/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read We saw a little bit of rain last weekend in the vicinity of 2-5mm. However, it was very patchy throughout central NSW and northern NSW with a lot of areas not receiving anything. Moving into QLD, unfortunately there was nothing. There is some concern there […]
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  • SA Market Update 16/08/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read I have been lucky enough to spend the majority of this week traveling through the Eyre Peninsula checking on crops and visiting CRT and Platinum Ag stores in the area. Crops in the lower Eyre Peninsula are progressing well and the Upper Eyre Peninsular area around the […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 16/08/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Regional Manager VIC 2 minute read There was good rainfall over the weekend for a lot of the state, a result of the snowy cold front. There are further light showers forecasted for the coming days. It is getting a bit too wet in the western districts now and some barely is yellowing […]
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  • WA Market Update – 16/08/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read We’ve seen some good falls over the past couple of days and it couldn’t have come at a better time. There have been a few questions surrounding local production in recent weeks after signs of the weather becoming warmer, increasing the potential for yields and production to […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 16/08/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Account Manager Southern NSW 2.5 minute read Falls over last weekend were on the mark for most areas with 5-10mm’s recorded in the majority of locations through southern NSW. Some of this even reached the northern areas of the Port Kembla zone. This amounts to keeping the top layer somewhat wet in a […]
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  • Weather, Prices and Production – What to Expect This Harvest

    Weather, Prices and Production – What to Expect This Harvest   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager August 15th 2019 We’re less than a month away from Australia’s key growing period and the usual pre harvest jitters have started to set in for growers, consumers and traders. All market influencers are being watched with a keen […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 09/08/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read It’s hard not to sound like a broken record with the current weather pattern continuing as it has been and not favouring this year’s winter crop production. Unfortunately, the only thing different to last week’s report is crops have deteriorated more. Early crops that have […]
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  • SA Market Update 09/08/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read This week has seen me on the road from the Murraylands through to the Riverland. All in all, it is looking smart and the continued small rainfall events are keeping things fresh and the sub soil moisture at positive levels. The closer to the Mildura area you […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 09/08/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Regional Manager VIC 2 minute read There have been patchy rainfalls over the last 24 hours with a lot of cold wind. Birchip has had some great falls again at 17mm, which is really starting to set things up for a good season now. Hopefully there is more to come over the coming […]
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  • WA Market Update – 09/08/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read Most cropping regions welcomed showers over the last week, keeping things on track for the time being. Although most areas have adequate moisture for now, growers are seeking a good 20mm event to bolster moisture levels and maintain the crop’s potential. Unfortunately, the forecast for the next […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 09/08/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Account Manager Southern NSW 2.5 minute read We’ve seen a few small frosts this week through much of the Riverina. This isn’t too much of a worry at this stage, but it will suck some of the much-needed moisture from the ground. There is a change coming later in the week which will […]
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  • Term Loans, Overdrafts and Specialist Short-Term Finance

    Term Loans, Overdrafts and Specialist Short-Term Finance 5 minute read The Agricultural lending landscape can seem complicated and difficult to navigate at times. There are multiple reasons farmers seek finance and multiple financial institutions offering a plethora of products. The five loans most commonly adopted in agriculture are short term finance, agribusiness line of credit […]
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  • SA Market Update 02/08/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read Chilly mornings are the norm at the moment, but you can feel that spring is on the way. Dawn is breaking just that little bit earlier and I’m not stumbling around in the dark feeding animals as early in the evenings. As the days become longer and […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 02/08/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read More rainfall, more urea and more money required are the common themes this week. There were good rainfalls earlier in the week along the VIC/NSW border from Robinvale through southern NSW, Deniliquin through to Albury then south into northern Victoria. Swan Hill picked up a needed 15-25mm […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 02/08/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read Another week without any rain for NSW, and we are breaking records for all the wrong reasons. There were a number of towns that set all-time records in July for the lowest rainfall received. Moving into QLD, there were some isolated falls in central QLD […]
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  • WA Market Update – 02/08/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read WA cropping areas recorded some showers over the past week with 1 – 10mm in the Geraldton zone and 1 – 5mm in the Great Southern and Esperance regions. Falls were lighter in the central parts of the Kwinana zone. Although July was slightly drier than average, […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 02/08/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Account Manager Southern NSW 3 minute read Much of southern NSW received a good drink of 5-15mm’s last weekend and into Monday. This consolidates current potential through eastern, western and southern Riverina and allows crops to get well into August. Northern Riverina and heading into the central west and northern south west slopes […]
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  • SA Market Update 26/07/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read There is a lot of time between now and harvest, but can I just say how great the state is looking at the moment! I’m hard pressed to find an area that isn’t a carpet of green with well-established crops, regular showers and damp sub soil keeping […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 26/07/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read I have been on the road again this week, tracking from Drung through to Goroke, Hopetoun and then back down to Brim. Just quietly… wow. In general, most of this part of Victoria picked up good rainfall through summer, followed up by good rains since sowing. Following […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 26/07/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read The current weather position has held its status quo of not much rainfall for northern NSW and into QLD. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t lend itself to any improvement in moisture levels. This will continue to put pressure on crops that have been planted and are […]
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  • WA Market Update – 26/07/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read Not much has changed over the last week as crops in WA continue to become established after the slow start. Although the growth is behind normal, crops still have ample moisture and there is no great urgency for more rain at this stage. As we near the […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 26/07/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Account Manager Southern NSW 3 minute read Crop conditions in the Southern third of NSW are looking good and fingers crossed they can maintain their current potential. The current fortnight’s forecast isn’t overly positive at a time when we will start to see temperatures possibly warm up and crops advance further drawing on […]
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  • SA Market Update 19/07/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read I drove through SA’s northern cropping belt a few weeks ago and crops looked very good in the main. Going back to Sunday 23rd June…it was ridiculously cold for a camping I can tell you! I spoke today with agronomists from the Eyre Peninsula and Loxton, both […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 19/07/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read The first week back from holidays, and off see a slice of the Western Districts! What a difference a few weeks make. It’s very wet. No driving on paddocks and many areas looking very good. There is a clear difference between early sown and late sown crops, […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 19/07/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read The wind has finally subsided. It’s been two weeks of pretty solid winds which have been tough on crops and difficult to actively keep on top of in crop sprays. Over the last two days conditions have improved. On my trip up north this week […]
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  • WA Market Update – 19/07/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read A sunny week across WA has accelerated plant growth rates and enabled growers to get on to paddocks and apply herbicides and additional nitrogen. For the most part, crops are in very good condition, albeit later than average. The later start should however mean crops are flowering […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 19/07/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Account Manager Southern NSW 3 minute read Most of the rainfall this week fell in the south east of the cropping belt or into the slopes with crop condition in the south looking healthy overall. Hopefully this continues as the months roll on as the southern third of NSW will shoulder the majority […]
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  • Global Wheat Supply, the Highest in History

    Global Wheat Supply, the Highest in History   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager July 16th 2019 It’s the time of year in Australia when every man and his dog are looking at local and global crop production estimates to figure out what might happen to grain prices in the lead up to harvest. The usual […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 12/07/2019

    Tom Guthrie, General Manager Account Management 1 minute read Well winter has well and truly set in across Victoria; days are short, cold and we continue to get showers across the cropping belt. Without wanting to sound like a broken record, production prospects continue to improve in Victoria and more broadly across the whole of […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 12/07/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read So, it can still rain! This is the best general widespread rainfall we have seen in a while. It’s certainly not drought breaking falls and it’s very late but we will take it anyway. Some of the heavier falls of 15mm fell in Coona, Gunnedah, […]
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  • WA Market Update – 12/07/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read More rain at the end of last week kept rainfall tallies ticking over, further bolstering crop prospects and adding to the already better than average moisture profile. The front brought falls of up to 50mm, with the northern and eastern wheatbelt faring the best. Thankfully the western […]
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  • SA Market Update 12/07/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read High winds and chilly conditions have hit South Australia over the past 48 hours. Its brought with it showers which have been well received even if they blew through the state sideways. Wind gusts Wednesday night were in excess of 100km an hour and brought with it […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 12/07/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2.5 minute read The change that came through last weekend brought some more welcomed rainfall. The falls were heavier across the southern part of NSW and across to the south east, following similar patters as the last three to four falls. The difference this week was the central […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 5/07/2019

    Tom Guthrie, General Manager Account Management 1 minute read The Victorian winter cropping belt enjoyed good to excellent rainfall over the weekend with 10mm to 40mm falling across the state. Victorian winter crops are generally now in good to excellent condition as we move towards the half way point of winter. As is often the […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 5/07/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read The forecasted rain mentioned last week unfortunately didn’t deliver anything like predicted. Some areas got 3mm-5mm but most received nothing. Given how late we are into the sowing window, one would think fallow country will be pushed into summer opportunities, which are still up in […]
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  • WA Market Update – 05/07/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read Following above average rainfall across the majority of WA for the month of June, soil moisture levels have been dramatically bolstered and are now at a stage where growers can be confident at this point of the season. We are still sitting three to four weeks behind […]
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  • SA Market Update 05/07/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 2.5 minute read The great state was hit by a couple of warmer than average winter days last week and you could almost hear the crops jumping out of the ground. The cooler temps are back again though along with some small rainfall across the state. The recent rain has […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 5/07/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 3.5 minute read The change that came through on the weekend stayed mostly to areas already looking reasonable and have potential this coming season. Anywhere from 5-20mm’s fell in southern areas and to the south east of the state. Some areas of the southern Central West received a bit more […]
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  • The Banking Royal Commission and Agriculture

    5 minute read The Banking Royal Commission and Agriculture Late last year, Agfarm published an article looking at the Agricultural lending landscape. This was written as the Banking Royal Commission was concluding and as we awaited the findings and recommendations. In this article we will look at these findings and the impact on both the […]
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