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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
There is a strong case for single desk purchasing and marketing, as evidenced by experience in marketing malting and feed barley, and oilseeds (whole-of-industry) production... To meet the proposed renewable fuel market, some of the new demand will have to be supplied from current income-producing grain or sugar (ethanol) product... Australia will become a world leader in grain product differentiation...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
"The study indicated that although the sector and industry were proactive in the development and adoption of appropriate production packages to maximise the potential of canola varieties released, it is perceived that this requires further development.".. The report suggests the way forward for the canola supply chain, breeding sector and the GRDC is for all parties to accept that external market-driven changes require the industry to realign and operate on a unified national basis... "All participants in the supply chain must accept a degree of change in strategic direction for the canola breeding sector, and ultimately the GRDC must exert positive professional influence over the allocation of national funds to optimise the long-term interests of the canola industry," Mr Hudson says...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Collie farmer congratulated on prestigious Nuffield Scholarship.. Caption: Collie farmer Andrew Freeth will focus his Nuffield Scholarship study on investment in on-farm storage and supply chain logistics to improve farm efficiency and capacity... As a fourth generation farmer, he and his family have seen their fair share of fluctuations in seasons, markets and farming practices but have always maintained a keen interest in changing their approach to improve farming productivity and profitability...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... David Fulwood Sponsored by GRDC 1.. In the report I will illustrate some of these examples to show how commodities can be turned into value added products...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Export I focused my study on the Middle East, India and China as markets with potential for expansion in the supply of fresh Australian produce... I believe Horticultural industries need to focus on incorporating renewable fuels into their production systems especially in the cold chain and global distribution of perishable produce from Australia to key Northern hemisphere markets... Energy use within the food system needs to be accurately dispersed between those involved in its production, distribution marketing and consumption so that the imposed environmental cost is not landed on the producer...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
" 2013 Crop Updates Day1 Monday 25 February 2013 Program 2013 Agribusiness Crop Updates 8.00am 9.00am.. Eric Hall, Planfarm Ian Foster, DAFWA 12.25pm Lunch 1.30 pm.. -amylase Convenor: Mike Perry 5.00pm 2013 WA Agribusiness Crop Updates Concludes Progam is subject to change..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The principal platform from which GRDC-funded research is driven is through our five-year Strategic Research & Development Plan, the latest being the 2012-17 program launched in August... The details of the plan have been reported previously and can be viewed on the GRDC website (http://strategicplan2012.grdc.com.au)... The stakeholder briefings allowed questions and discussions on how the GRDC, researchers and growers need to communicate and collaborate to meet not just the ongoing production challenges, but also some far-reaching changes to research support and also the supply chain that delivers the harvest to our customers...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
After completing a master's degree in business administration two years ago, Western Australian grower Brad Jones is convinced that growers have a lot to gain from taking the initiative to get closer to their consumers.. Brad Jones hopes that one day his farm will be a familiar sight to consumers who, as virtual visitors via tablets or smart TVs in their kitchens, will come to regard cooking a dish such as noodles as a natural extension of his work as the grower of the wheat they were made from... For Brad the time has arrived for growers to become more proactive in getting closer to consumers - mirroring the global trend of consumers looking to learn more about the origins of their food...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Charles Brett, who has grain farms in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, is focused on producing high-protein wheat targeted to Asian market needs... "Last year we had prolonged cold weather, which caused the chickpeas to abort six to seven positions, and when the temperature warmed it became very hot very quickly, resulting in a limited window to finish the crop," Charles says... Charles and Fiona's son Hamish, 25, recently returned to the farm to run the business, freeing Charles to increase the time he devotes to off-farm interests, an investment he hopes will deliver tangible benefits to local growers and the broader grain-growing community...
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