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  • Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Boris Zhang Australia, Northern Territory, Stuart Park

    Interests: Cover Crops

    Dan Wan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Wheat

    Chloe Sasson Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Eli Ahmad Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Dairy, Organic

    Airlie Trescowthick Australia, New South Wales, Dolans Bay

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Robert Edwards Australia, New South Wales, Tottenham

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sheep

    Paige Mcmillan Australia, New South Wales, Albury

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aura Chan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Boris Zhang Australia, Northern Territory, Stuart Park

    Interests: Cover Crops

    Dan Wan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Wheat

    Chloe Sasson Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Eli Ahmad Australia, Victoria, Melbourne

    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Dairy, Organic

    Airlie Trescowthick Australia, New South Wales, Dolans Bay

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops

    Robert Edwards Australia, New South Wales, Tottenham

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sheep

    Paige Mcmillan Australia, New South Wales, Albury

    Interests: Cotton, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aura Chan Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 week ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant... A study at the University of Adelaide in Australia was conducted to quantify the contribution of AMF to phosphorus uptake in wheat. The researchers used phosphorus 32, a radioactive isotope of phosphorus, and grew the wheat in compartmented pots with highly calcareous and phosphorus-fixing soil from a major cereal-growing area in South Australia...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 5 months ago

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Satellite technology provides a broader view of agricultureTo assess the current state of affairs across the globe, I solicited the expert advice from one of the preeminent farmers in the United States, Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and John Fargher, co-founder and COO of Australia-based cutting-edge farm management software, AgriWebb... Human application of herbicide is less preciseJohn, whose family operates a 400,000 acre sheep and cattle station in Northern South Australia, has seen an evolution of applied technology and farm employee labor...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter July 13, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 4 months ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: July 13, 2018· At this point we seem to be seeing ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ when it comes to trade as selling this market since Memorial Day has been a winner. Additional tariff announcements, ideas of further trade war escalation, forecasts for cooler temps and a USDA supply and demand report pressured the market across the board. For the week we saw corn down 20, wheat down 17 while November soys were 60 lower. · While the market started the weak lower on ideas that long term weather forecasts were indicating a pattern shift towards cooler, wetter conditions the Tuesday night announcement from the Trump administration of an additional $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods accelerated the market’s move lower... That combined with continued reductions to European, Black Sea and Australian wheat is something that cannot be ignored...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 7 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth... However, with the limited governmental ability to oversee the development of an enormous dense forest just slightly smaller than the continent of Australia, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone when eager farmers and cattlemen started to illegally clear additional land...

    Understanding Agrilend and the MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 5 months ago

    The MERCOSUR is a powerful dominant force in international global markets and originally began with its Members;Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina as direct Member Countries, in South America, however it is rapidly gaining momentum by its cooperative Associate Member Countries in Central America and its international prowess relies on its ability to cooperate confidential public private initiative agreements with cooperating countries desiring to do corporate business attached with attractive concensions by partnering with MERCOSUR for the sake of obtaining finance, capital, agricultural export or import, natural resources and as an exchange for favor. It is however important to distinguish its Members current state and its Associate Members current state. The MERCOSUR is a consummation of a likely, if not inevitable global economic marriage. It began its path of greater cooperation in International Trade Finance of Agriculture by the signing of the Iguazu Declaration, signed by Presidents Raul Alfonsin of Argentina and Jose Sarney of Brazil on November, 29, 1985... It is important for International Agriculture to be financed all forces combine, MERCOSUR is now creating alliance with United Arab Emirates as well as Asia and Europe and Australia and even adopting Sharia-Compliant Finance Principles to finance partnerships world wide...

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 6 months ago

    GroAloe is 100% organic but that does not mean that it is just for organic farmers. It is currently being used in Indonesia and Malaysia on commercial farms. We have just entered the Australian market, one of the worlds largest organic producers. What is a Texas Company doing in that part of the world you ask? Well in part by invitation. GroAloe has been Tested extensively in Indonesia by the Rice Institute IRRI, and we have done side by side trial with the big guns...

    Categories: Organic, Rice

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 5 months ago

    The Member; Argentina, has experienced fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade in recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflation pressures have weakened domestic demand. has undergone massive fluctuations in recent decades. Argentina has experienced wild fluctuations in economic growth over the past decade. In recent years, growth has slowed sharply once again as dangerously high inflationary pressures have weakened domestic demand... Argentina competes with the United States of America, Canada, and Australia in each of these sectors...

    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 weeks ago

    If you grow grapes,you may reaching to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especally in main grapevine growing area such as Americas,Europe and Australia. The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms seem as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Canola, Organic

    ATV Safety Device

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published 8 months ago

    Can you lift 660lbs? The average ATV or Quad weighs in excess of 660lbs, and when they flip or roll, the rider can become entrapped underneath. When gravity and momentum are available the ATV will continue to roll causing costly damage to the machine. Roll cages and roll bars, all require a restraint in order to meet standards this makes them ineffective on an ATV because the rider needs freedom of movement to shift their weight in order to ride safely and effectively. These issues have lead to the creation of the CPD or Crush Protection Device, of which the Quadbar designed and manufactured in Australia is the most effective at preventing serious injury or death from a roll over by creating space between the ground and the ATV, or stoping the ATV from completing further rolls... Many Australian industries have fitted the Quadbar to their ATV fleets...

    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 weeks ago

    If you grow grapes,you may reaching to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew. Especally in main grapevine growing area such as Americas,Europe and Australia. The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant. On leaves, initial symptoms seem as chlorotic spots on the leaf surface that presently become whitish lesions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Canola, Organic

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon
    Morning Grain Update

    Wheat surge overnight driven by report that Russian Ag Minister at meeting with grain exporters to discuss “curbing grain exports once 30 mmt threshold hit”. Ag Ministry (whose wheat export estimate is 35 mmt) says there is no consideration to limiting wheat exports and that the meeting only discussed “operational volumes” on grain exports. Reps from regions producing meats brought up the issue of curbing grain exports. Recall Russia limited wheat exports on short supply 6 years ago. USDA says 2018/19 Russia wheat exports will be 35 mmt vs. 42 mt LY and 28 mmt prior year.

    Soy back and fills following near 28 cent SX rally yesterday. Upcoming low level US/PRC trade talks next Wed/Thur will determine if enough give on both sides to schedule higher level negotiations in coming weeks. Our DC sources believe US/PRC trade issues unlikely to be resolved quickly.

    Weather leans negative with 20-25% of dry Midwest areas shrinking to 15% by next Friday. 5 day Midwest pricp coverage 70% will benefit C, E and S growing areas. Midwest temps next week not as cool as yesterday’s forecast. E Australia still dry.

    CWG review of weather models concluded that European model (this summer) has scored greater accuracy in predicting Midwest moisture than the GFS although both have under-estimated summer rainfall across C Plains states.

    After 4 days of trade—CZ up 8 cents, SX up 35.25 cents, WU down 4.5 cents and KWU daon 12.25 cents. CFTC report out after close expected to show managed funds have added to shorts in beans, corn and oil while cutting longs in wheat and meal.

    Look for crop ratings Monday stable to lower vs. prior week’s 70% G/Ei n corn (-1% vs. prior week) and 66% in beans (-1% vs. prior week). Remember that crop ratings late summer typically decline.

    Noteworthy that wheat (including Matif) holding overnight gains despite Russian Ag Minister assurances that wheat export curbs are not being considered. Nonetheless, trade justifiably fearful that Russian Ag officials will protect domestic feed supplies if push comes to shove. Trade chatter that Russia may elect to cap wheat exports at 25 mmt vs. USDA forecast for 35 mmt and record 42 mmt last year. Suspect managed funds given Russian uncertainty and chart action will maintain longs—especially against backdrop of ongoing drought in E Australia and dry finish to Canadian growing season.

    US finishing weather looks more beneficial than harmful. Pro Farmer tour next week unlikely to affirm record corn and near record soy yield although trade well aware of their tendency to underestimate crop. Soy bulls hoping that US/PRC trade talks next week set stage for further talks while soy bears count on stalemate resuming. Outcome impossible to call but we would caution against becoming overly optimistic given recent rhetoric out of Beijing. 

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/a-new-era-of-farm-employees-farm-technicians-vs-farm-hands-

    Posted By David Sullivan Ag Safety
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/atv-safety-device

    Posted By Agribusiness Global
    3 months ago

    We have a logo for every #AGribusiness in every country based on their Internet code and flag color. See them at https://www.pinterest.com.au/agribusiness/ag-national-internet-logos/. Suggest use them for short hashtags; example #AGus = Agribusiness in the USA, #AGeu = Agribusiness in Europe, #AGau Agribusiness in Australia.
    #Grain Comments

    Row crop markets erode on big US yields and concern over implementation of additional US tariffs on PRC. Wheat, higher overnight on W Australia frosts, fades post biscuit (CWG says most areas 30-35 degrees while some in upper 20’s). Of greater importance is 2 week dry pattern across all of Australia. Nonetheless, in the short term, Russia still offering lowest price wheat to all bidders.

    Weather...To Continue reading, click link below...
    http://ccstrade.com/blog  
    Morning #Grain Comments

    Soy rally continues on report that US/PRC on path to resolving trade battle while wheat back and fills as traders take a more measured look at reports that Russia may curb wheat exports. Corn caught between soy strength and wheat weakness as trade monitors CZ 20 DAMA at $3.78.

    Weather leans negative with better than expected weekend rains followed up by 65% 5 day Midwest precip coverage t$*@! dry regions to 15% of crop growing area. Uptick in E Australia moisture will be followed by reversion to dry pattern. 6-15 Midwest temps warming but average day time highs late Aug are declining.

    Highlights of weekly crop roundup include: o Uptick in crop ratings for IL, OH, IN and NE, stable IA and lower MN/Dakotas o Mid-Aug rains boosting soy yield more than corn o Skepticism over USDA’s optimistic Aug CN/BN yield forecasts but prospects still above last year and average o Old crop corn moving to make space for large fall harvest; farmers will hold as much new crop as possible o Some commentators believe low soy basis will trigger more harvest corn sales than soy while others believe farmers will sell soy and hold corn (more N/C soy on contract than corn). o OH reporter reports SRW seed dealers sold out—higher 2019 wheat area assured o C IL CN/BN harvest basis already 15-20 cents wider than normal: Delta soy basis wide also o Disease pressure increasing as crops near maturity but overall drag from drown out, disease & wind damage below normal except for portions of S MN/N IA/SE SD. o PNW unit train loaders in Dakotas post unusually wide soy basis---$1.30-$1.40 under o Early Delta yields highly variable –150-250 BPA corn and 45-85 BPA soy Soy rally loses steam post-biscuit as traders ponder trade-off between higher export prospects if US/PRC trade issues resolved vs. higher soy supply from yield boosting Aug rains.
     
    To continue reading, http://ccstrade.com/blog
    Additional #Grain Comments

    -Annual Chinese soybean "buying" delegation in US, but buying is absent
    -Announcement of Russia ag ministry meeting with exporters rallies wheat yesterday
    -Trade estimates for tomorrow's Canadian crop production report -Australia expects continued dry weather in the east, increasing risk in the west
    -Chinese corn auction sales impressively strong...
    http://ccstrade.com/blog
    #Grain Comments, #Corn, #Soybeans, #Wheat

    Wheat market freefall Monday (and continuing today) amid concern over vulnerability of large managed fund wheat long, seasonal tendency for wheat to decline LH Aug/FH Sept, lower early week offers on Black Sea wheat and report that Russian exporters may accelerate Q4 2018 wheat sales ahead of possible 2019 export curbs. Russian Ag Minister overnight going out of his way to assure world buyers that grain supply is increasing, that current prices are not excessive and that export curbs are not being considered.

    Corn dragged lower by wheat and better than expected corn yields from Pro Farmer SD/OH tour.

    Weather leans negative with dry US crop areas to 10% or less by middle of next week. E Australia slated for rains on Friday before reverting to prevailing dry pattern. Delta dries out the next 2 weeks following generous mid-August rains. 11-15 day US Midwest temps slightly warmer again but only high 80’s-low 90’s.

    USDA reports 250 tmt N/C US meal to unknown (possibly Philippines).

    (Tuesday AM PF Twitter) “More good results. So far average yield number out of NE is 206 and IN 192. USDA at 196 & 186 in those states”.

    Reports of high quality 2018 EU wheat harvest (despite lower crop) and prospect for same across N American HRS belt (US and Canada) suggests that any seasonal gain in MWZ/WZ will be delayed until late September at the earliest. Attached MLS/CGO seasonal wheat chart documents contraseasonal May/June decline in MLS/CGO wheat amid favorable start to 2018 HRS growing season. Recall WASDE has 6/19 US HRS stocks (assuming 584 mil bu crop—up nearly 200 mb vs. LY) swelling to 262 mb vs. 191 mb on 6/18. Other analysts are considerably more cautious on size of 2018 US HRS crop—a debate which will not be resolved until USDA’s Sept 28th Small Grain Annual. Until then—advise standing aside from bull spreading MWZ/WZ.

    JPM urges caution on this week’s US/PRC trade talks by noting “there have been a few head fakes on this front over the last several months and thus people are keeping their enthusiasm in check”.

    Highlights of CWG reporting yesterday include:

    o Warm Midwest Sept will accelerate crop dry down: no sign of early frost o Only Sept glitch is likelihood of slow initial harvest for OH Valley/Delta o Ample pre-plant US HRW moisture will boost stands and initial ratings o E Australia likely reverts dry next month o NE 1/2 of Argentina at risk for above average moisture o 2019 Brazil CN/BN/Rice/Cotton yield near to above trend except for possible dryness in S ¼ of belt

     Bottom line—we remain skeptical 

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    Posted By Christopher Keen
    6 months ago

    I know this has nothing to do with farming in the U.S., but I would like to welcome aboard our new distributor in Australia.  Havvenny AustGro based out of Victoria .

    What is grand about this news is the fact that Australia has more hectares dedicated to organic farming than anywhere in the world.  I have to thank Hasim for all his efforts to get GroAloe™ into the country.  Australia has some of the strictest regulations in the world.  Just goes to show you the quality of our product.

    We are looking for people or companies that would be interested in distributing GroAloe™ in the U.S. and Canada.  We can provide bulk quantities for very large farming operations, 1 Kg for smaller operations and 11gram sachets for the small farmer and home garden.Just a side note.  Our first plant test were on tomatoes.  The plants treated with GroAloe™ were healthier and produce larger tomatoes and yielded about 50% more.

    The 11gram sachet has proven to be popular in Indonesia due to the fact that allows farmers to purchase product as needed.  Our sachets in display box is great for P.O.P. is stores.

    If you are interested in distributing or carrying or product in your store, drop me a line and I will load you up with what ever information you need.