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  • Production Estimates, Global Weather and Swine Fever Driving Market Volatility

    Production Estimates, Global Weather and Swine Fever Driving Market Volatility   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager June 17th 2019 The last few months has seen domestic and global grain markets increase in volatility. The market is on edge and continually changing their mind from being long to short which is showing large price fluctuations. There […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 14/06/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read Good rainfalls again this week for most. With the exception of upper north west corner missing the big falls. Swan Hill, Ouyen, Kerang, Echuca all reported less than 10mm while the central Mallee, the Bendigo area and southern Vic recorded widespread 25+ mm on Wednesday. In […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 14/06/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1 minute read There has been a little bit of rain around this week in central NSW up to the Darling Downs but only enough to settle the dust with 3-6mm recorded. It may help fill in the un-germinated patches where people have dry sown and freshen up […]
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  • WA Market Update – 14/06/2019

    Reid Seaby, WA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read The long awaited break to the season has finally arrived. Really good rains were received by much of the state last week as a couple of weather systems passed over the agricultural regions between Thursday and Monday. Some areas had as much as 100mm over this period […]
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  • SA Market Update 14/06/2019

    Kate Phillips SA Regional Manager 1.5 minute read The rain so desperately needed by many made an appearance earlier this week. The day prior to the rain was one of the warmest June days for many years and the rain front brought the best falls seen in two years. This event has brought much needed […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 14/06/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read This past week has seen most locations in southern NSW, Riverina and southern South West Slopes receive 8-20mm’s (more in some cases) with lighter falls moving into the Central West of around 1-5mm’s. With some production certainty creeping in throughout the southern third of NSW smalls of […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 07/06/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read Another good week in Victoria. Rainfall has been widespread through the middle and southern areas. Speaking with two growers around Donald/Brim area and both have had >60mm average across their farms for May and are very happy at the moment. However, there are areas requiring more […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 07/06/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read There has been no rain to report this week however the temperature is definitely telling us winter has arrived. There is rain activity popping up on the 10 day forecast, showing bigger falls in the southern part of Australia and along the coast line. Unfortunately, […]
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  • WA Market Update – 07/06/2019

    Tom Guthrie, General Manager Account Management 1 minute read Western Australian grain growers are back on the tractor this week furiously getting the crop in ahead of the front which is due to hit the west over the weekend. If the rainfall forecast makes it into the gage then a large part of the WA […]
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  • SA Market Update 07/06/2019

    Tom Guthrie, General Manager Account Management 1 minute read Winter is here across the great state following a cold and dry week. Rainfall is forecast over the weekend and will be welcomed throughout the cropping belt. Production prospects continue to improve in most regions as rainfall catches up on a late break and a slow […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 07/06/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read We are definitely right in the middle of weather markets both locally and internationally with local markets dropping around $5-10/MT or more over the last week on the back of forecast rainfall across much of the WA cropping belt and also further rain forecast for SA, VIC […]
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  • Financial Security 101

    4 minute read Financial Security 101 The world of finance is one of complexity, and in Agriculture where irregular cashflow cycles are the norm, finance is common place. Behind all finance requirements, be it crop inputs, livestock purchases, machinery purchases/leasing, land purchases/leasing or capital improvements, the financier (the company lending you the funds) will require […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 31/05/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read A good week generally for grain growers in Victoria. Some nice rainfalls averaging 15mm through the whole state have helped complete final plantings and pushed earlier plantings along which are almost all up now. I’ve been driving this week through central Victoria to Berrigan, roadside crops […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 31/05/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read The most appropriate way to describe current crop conditions through much of the north is patchy. Storms over the last few months have created a few areas where crops are out of the ground and looking good, while other areas require more soil moisture to […]
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  • WA Market Update – 31/05/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA 2 minute read Another dry week for Western Australia as planting rains continue to elude the majority of cropping regions. Short term forecasts remain dry but there does appear to be the possibility of a cold front crossing the WA coast next Thursday night; fingers crossed this delivers something of […]
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  • SA Market Update 31/05/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia 2 minute read There has been a definite chill in the air this week, with daytime temps steady in the low teens and overnight temperatures hovering in the single digits. The smell of wood burning in fireplaces is heralding the official start to winter over the coming weekend. […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 31/05/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read A majority of planting is now finished in the southern third of NSW, with crops at varying growth stages, but overall looking better year on year. As you head into the Central West, plantings have been a bit later and there are still some acres to go […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 24/05/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read Sowing is coming to a close this week for most and rainfall is now welcome/needed. There has been a lot of weed and insect control over the state, but planting has been a smooth process with the warm weather following the rains a few weeks ago […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 24/05/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read No rain to report on this week so unfortunately sowing hasn’t really progressed with a fair percentage of central and northern NSW and southern QLD yet to make a start. Some areas to note that have got a crop in are Goondiwindi, north east of […]
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  • WA Market Update – 24/05/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA 2 minute read There was a little bit of rain around last week but for those with little to no sub-soil moisture it was of minimal benefit. For the lucky ones with moisture underneath or where crops have germinated, this rain would have been helpful. The better falls were in […]
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  • SA Market Update 24/05/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia 1.5 minute read South Australia has continued to see mild weather conditions through most of this week. Temperatures have remained in the low 20’s for most parts of the state and the rain that did fall was enough to keep most areas damp, but more is still needed. […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 24/05/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read Planting has continued over the past week through much of southern NSW. Most farmers south of the Murrumbidgee will be finished now and starting on pre-emergence sprays. In the north of Port Kembla zone there are still some acres to be planted with a few waiting for […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 17/05/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read And everything is green again! Sowing progress is at 70% by my reckoning, and grain markets have had a slight rally. An amazing change in only a few weeks. I was on the road this week travelling from Shepparton through to Mathoura, Cobram and Wagga. While […]
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  • WA Market Update – 17/05/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA 1.5 minute read There has been little change over the past fortnight and to state the obvious, it’s dry. Nevertheless, growers continue to get the crop in the ground, albeit a little slower than they otherwise would if they were seeding into moisture. For most of the grain growing areas […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 17/05/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read The past week hasn’t brought any further planting rains for much of northern NSW or QLD cropping areas. The ideal planting window is fast running out so we may see eventual declines in northern east coast production. The next seven to 14 days are looking […]
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  • SA Market Update 17/05/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia 2 minute read How good is the ground starting to look around SA at the moment! I’m always amazed at how a little rain and some warm ground temperature has barren land turning a tinge of green almost overnight. Not to brag too much, but we even have […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 17/05/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read The last week has given farmers a clean run at planting with not much rainfall around. By the end of next week, most cropland south of the Murrumbidgee will be in the ground. North of the Murrumbidgee through Port Kembla zone are still looking for further planting […]
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  • Grain Prices, Exports, Production and The Art Of The Deal

    Grain Prices, Exports, Production and The Art Of The Deal   Chris Coore, Agfarm Advantage Manager May 16th 2019 World grain markets are making headlines at the moment, and as is always the way, a plethora of information is doing the rounds. Every time Trump tweets, speculation runs rife and a new theory of ‘what […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 10/05/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1.5 minute read Just add some water and sowing has definitely kicked along. With around 15mm+ in the last week and few interruptions, growers are well into their programs ranging from 50-80% sown. Some canola planting has been cut back, but in my talks, most have stuck with their […]
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  • WA Market Update – 10/05/2019

    Tom Guthrie, General Manager Account Management 1.5 minute read Unfortunately, from a rainfall perspective, most of the state remains dry and there is nothing positive on the extended forecast out until the end of May. The exception over the weekend was the southern region, where some were lucky enough to receive between 2-10mm. Even with […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 10/05/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 1.5 minute read There were mixed results on the rain last week. As forecasted, it was heavier in the south of NSW where it was common to hear of falls between 50–60mm. On top of the last fall two weeks ago, this puts them in a pretty good […]
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  • SA Market Update 10/05/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia 2 minute read I don’t want to get too excited too soon but it’s RAINING! Where I am at least… I am in Meningie today (Thursday) and there is water in the rain gauge and more falling as I write. While more is needed, it is certainly nice […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 10/05/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2 minute read Diesel has been burning night and day for a little while now. Most were trying hard to get a good amount in before last Friday’s change in which most of southern NSW received decent planting rainfall. Hopefully a bit more will grace us in the next 24-48 […]
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  • Agfarm Finance Newsletter – April – 2019 Agronomy.

    This article was co-authored by Agfarm and Michael Camac, Platinum Ag Coorong Branch Manager and Agronomist  3.5 minute read 2019 Agronomy We’re well into the 2019 winter cropping window. Following some favourable rains in eastern Australia, but not yet for Western Australia, we’re going to take a look at what the continued dry means for […]
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  • VIC Market Update – 03/05/2019

    James Ryssenbeek, Agfarm Regional Manager VIC 1 minute read Rain rain…well almost everywhere. Pretty good rains for most of Victoria this week. There were a few holes west of Horsham and some of the southern western dairy country didn’t receive much, but a 15-35mm range would cover the majority. What does it mean? Well depending […]
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  • CNSW Market Update – 03/05/2019

    Anthony Hall, Regional Manager NSW & QLD 2 minute read Unfortunately, we didn’t see the rain needed to kick off the official start to winter cropping on ANZAC day. We did however have some great sunny holiday weather for the holiday period. Luckily this week has yielded some rain, at time of writing (Friday 3rd) […]
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  • SNSW Market Update 03/05/2019

    Matthew Noonan, Agfarm Account Manager 2.5 minute read Well, a week can be a long time and it has been nearly two weeks since our last report. In that two weeks, southern NSW has finally received good planting rains with 10-20mm’s over a narrow area from Hillston through to Wagga Wagga on Easter weekend and […]
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  • WA Market Update – 3/05/2019

    Reid Seaby, Regional Manager WA 1.5 minute read Farmers have been easing into their seeding programs over the last couple of weeks and are now eagerly awaiting rain as anticipation builds around a low pressure system that will cross the south west of the state on the weekend. Unfortunately, rainfall models are predicting the rain […]
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  • SA Market Update 03/05/2019

    Kate Phillips, Agfarm Regional Manager South Australia 2 minute read There was a strange occurrence in SA this week… it rained! Now while there hasn’t been a lot, it has fallen and has, if nothing else, settled the dust and given the weeds on my lawn a drink. The BOM was giving us hope of […]
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