Grower views on GRDC 2023-28 R, D & E plan development
GrainGrowers’ National Policy Group (NPG) comprises of 15 growers from across Australia and has been actively reviewing #Grainstorming – the GRDC report intended to drive discussion with industry about the trends and priorities that will be shaping its future.
Paddock Perspectives | Jake Oster, Petersville SA
Oster Farming is a 4th generation continuous cropping operation based on the Central Yorke Peninsula. Along with my wife Hannah, brother Charlie and our parents Elden and Julie, we grow wheat, barley, lentils, chickpeas and oaten/wheaten hay. We also run a grazing property in the Adelaide Hills, and operate an Ag contracting business specializing in fodder production and windrowing.
Where are we at with the ISCC?
As more farmers join the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), and as the EU drives changes to ISCC to reflect changing EU policy, there have been more questions asked by growers about what they are signing up for and whether it is the right scheme to use for certifying Australian grain.
Getting off farm to be a better farmer
Being a young grain farmer is one of the best jobs going around. You can be your own boss and every day is a different challenge. Farmers combine science, technology, problem-solving and strategy to grow food and fibre to feed and clothe literally thousands of people.
Looking after the 'Soil of your Mind' - tips from a grower to growers
GrainGrowers will regularly share advice from an Aussie grower to other growers about mental health and wellness as we hope to normalise these conversation and offer helpful information straight from the ground.
The race is on!
With the 2022 Federal Election campaign officially underway, GrainGrowers has continued its ‘Planting Seeds: Growing the Economy’ campaign with six key priorities as identified by growers to advance the Australian grains industry.
Mouse control featured at Liebe AgChats
The Liebe group’s AgChat series, sponsored by GrainGrowers, last week featured mouse control with the CSIRO’s mouse expert Steve Henry. Read GrainGrowers' Grower Engagement Officer Alan Meldrum's recount of what was discussed.
It's time for a biosecurity reset
GrainGrowers is calling for a reset of Australia’s biosecurity system to ensure that it is better positioned to meet modern biosecurity threats.
Glitches in our maritime supply chain
The maritime supply chain is critical to what we do on the farm. It supplies inputs so that we can grow what we grow, and it takes our world class, clean, green grain exports to our customers.
Grower Profile: Sydney Brown
Sydney Brown has been cropping around Narrabri NSW for his whole life and is a farm machinery enthusiast.
Sold too low, too fast or too slow?
Those of us who are busy with harvest at the moment are probably dealing with quite active grain markets.
Host a podcast they said!
What I learnt from hosting and developing a six-part podcast series on the Australian Grains Industry.
What's next for GrainGrowers' National Policy Group?
The year in review for GrainGrowers' National Policy Group and focus areas for 2022
Q&A With AGLP Participant Rebecca Kelly (WA)
Rebecca Kelly is a grain grower from Mingenew West Australia – 400km north of Perth – and a 2021 participant of the Australian Grain Leaders Program (AGLP).
How networking at an industry event launched GenerationAg podcast
Podcasting duo Kayla Evans and Lavina Wehr first met at an industry event. As the two youngest people in the room, they gravitated toward each other in the lunch line. The GenerationAg podcast started as a chat between two like-minded strangers at a conference and has evolved into a platform for people to share stories of agriculture and inspire young ag professionals to champion their industry. Each week, a new episode of GenerationAg features Kayla and Lavina interviewing ag industry professionals across the country.
Implementation of parliamentary report recommendations critical for grains sector
The recent release of the Diversifying Australia’s Trade and Investment Profile parliamentary report was timely as we consider the Australian Government’s role in ensuring our quality agricultural products can be exported, particularly set against the events of 2020.
Growers can shape the future of our industry
After three and in some cases four years of drought in parts of NSW it has been heart-warming to see an amazing turnaround for many growers with a great season in 2020.
When harvest becomes Christmas
Here are a few tips on managing a busy harvest and Christmas at your place.