The Australian wheat industry is using its noodle when it comes to better educating Chinese millers on how to best use our grain.
Rather than being sent to landfill, alkaline batteries are being recycled and used as manganese and zinc fertiliser.
A GRDC report has underlined the critical role the grains sector plays in creating work in rural and regional Australia.
The Australian government says it is unaware of reported moves by the Chinese government to impose further tariffs on barley and sorghum.
Bayer's recent settlement of court cases in the US has prompted more industry discussion about the safety of glyphosate.
China has slugged the Australian grains industry with further tariffs on barley and sorghum - but the move is unlikely to alter sales.
Bucking the national trend where job losses are the norm, bulk handler GrainCorp has announced it needs 3000 harvest casuals this year.
Good crop growth in autumn and stored moisture reserves mean southern Australia could achieve average yields even with below average rain.