Brenton Strauss, a director of failed grain buying business Sapphire, has pleaded guilty to breaching the Corporations Act.
A highlight of last week's Grains Innovation Park open day was a tour of a trial plot featuring many popular crop varieties from yesteryear.
There's a constant smell of fresh bread in the Grains Innovation Park laboratories, but its not just for a treat at smoko.
Horsham's Grains Innovation Park turned 50 this week and industry figures took time out to remember some of its success stories.
Sprayer manufacturer Goldacres will centralise its manufacturing at Ballarat, downsizing its St Arnaud factory, where the company started in 1978.
Long-serving director and Grain Growers Limited chairman, John Eastburn retires and is replaced by Brett Hosking.
The Aussie grain market is keeping a watchful eye on the current plant of sorghum - and its expected to be a massive year for plantings.
Handy rainfall throughout southern Australia has meant it is unlikely there will be further downward revision to production in these areas.
Numbers regarding Australian wheat production and exports in a recent USDA report as seen as wildly optimistic by many local analysts.