Farmers lodge shattercane appeal

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
May 11 2021 - 11:00pm
ONGOING: There is more to come in the ongoing court battle between Advanta Seeds and farmers alleging their seed was contaminated with shattercane.

A MONTH after losing a class action in the Queensland Supreme Court, farmers who allege a leading seeds business sold them sorghum seed contaminated with the weed shattercane are appealing the decision.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 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.

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