UPDATED: Leading grain breeder AGT has failed in its bid to buy rival InterGrain.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
Farmers may be planning a record chickpea plant, but researchers are concerned about mutating pathogens of the devastating disease ascochyta blight.
New crop chickpea contracts remain at historical highs in spite of coming off from the records set for prices during 2016-17.
GrainCorp is optimistic State Governments will continue to see rail as a sound investment to help cut freight costs.
The Goondwindi property Tandarra sold for $3.675 million at Ray White Rural auction on Thursday.
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