Australian Grain Review

  • Sowing Issue 2019

    Sowing Issue 2019

    The 2018/19 wheat crop is now in the bin and most analysts have production at around 17 million tonnes (mt), a 17% drop on the previous season and a 50% drop from only 2 years ago. This has been a truly remarkable season so far with many supply chain participants innovating and collaborating to manage the new trade flows across the country. In this edition of the AGR we have articles covering the China investigation into claims of anti-dumping of Australian barley and the recent outbreak of African Swine Fever. Given the recent volatility in grain prices, we’ve also included articles covering how put options can be used to manage forward price risk and what implications the US ‘prevent plant’ insurance policy may have on the US corn market. We hope you enjoy the many articles and receive some follow-up rain and (at least) an average crop this coming season.

  • Harvest Issue 2018

    Harvest Issue 2018

    This year has been a tough season to say the least for many Australian farmers and a massive shift in grain markets from just two years ago. Given the season and the current market structure, we have chosen editors and articles focusing more on the domestic market and growers in marginal areas who have faced these hardships before. We hope you enjoy the 2018 Harvest issue of the Australian Grain Review as we try and raise the bar in terms of professional advice and education to empower growers in grain markets.

  • Sowing Issue 2018

    Sowing Issue 2018

    Given the evident global production issues and the volatile geo-political backdrop, price risk management and understanding relative value is now more prudent than ever. Therefore, we’ve chosen articles in this AGR issue covering new instruments for protecting wheat prices, views on the relative value of canola compared to European canola (MATIF) by a large domestic canola crusher, and how to be innovative with your grain marketing around on-farm storage. Nick Carracher from INTL FCStone has written an interesting feature article on the bumpy road that is the China–US trade war and potential implications for grain prices, plus much more. We hope you enjoy.

  • Harvest Issue 2017

    Harvest Issue 2017

    It has been a rollercoaster this year in the Australian grains market and an even bigger edition of the AGR. Given the big shift in pricing dynamics, we have articles in this issue that are focusing more on the future of the Australian grain supply chain. Some of the articles covering the domestic market include the analysis of the seasonal changes in the market, understanding domestic drawing arcs, and how the market is rationing demand. Our features include the analysis of domestic supply chain, Chinese agricultural policies and the potential implications for Australia plus the ACCCs investigation into Murray Goulburn's poor milk returns and the potential parallels in the Australian grain market. We hope you enjoy the read and gain some valuable information.