The GRDC has officially launched Grain Australia, which will be an organisation dedicated to grains industry good functions.
Grain growing isn't going to stop for the coronavirus pandemic but producers are being urged to take due precautions.
The breeding time for new pulse lines has been cut by two to three years as the result of world changing research being conducted by scientists at The University of Western Australia (UWA).
The focus is currently on COVID-19 but Australian grains biosecurity teams continue the fight against other unwanted diseases and pests.
Some new imported varieties are showing significant yield improvement and increased gross margin returns for growers.
"The loss of access to crucial crop protection products that our industry produces would significantly impact all farming."
"The lift in demand is evidenced by the high number of buyers actively searching and purchasing grain through the exchange which have ranged from international and offshore buyers to domestic end users."
All this erosion of corn demand comes as Brazil and Argentina are forecasting near-record corn harvests, despite the continued dry weather.