Argentina has surprised the grain trade by suspending export corn sales until the end of February.
The Thomas Elder Markets (TEM) team has been discussing the phase 1 deal as a major challenge for Australian agriculture for the past year, and expects that China will have to preference goods from the US in order to protect its export markets.
Wheat prices are high for a non drought year, but a lack of price premiums for higher quality wheat grades has annoyed some growers.
According to trial results the pre-emergent herbicide Sakura is still going strong after a decade in action.
The push for sustainability in ag should not be seen in the prism of conventional and organic systems according to an industry expert.
There may have been bigger grain production years, but it is expected there has never been a better combination of yields plus high prices.
Some Australian wheat farmers are concerned at what they say is a lack of focus on quality by major grain buyers.
Australia's ag industry must look at multiple customers rather than focusing too heavily on just one or two big ones.