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Welcome to the Winter edition of InTouch. I’m filling in for Dave as he and his family are enjoying a break away for a few weeks recharging their batteries.

What a difference six months can make! For parts of South Eastern Australia we have gone from the wettest six months on record, at the end of last year, straight into the driest six months on record. Whilst conditions are certainly challenging, there are areas that still have good potential, so we are all looking expectantly towards a wetter August and September.

Grain Marketing Update

Brendan Wallis

A week is a long time in grain markets. Recently prices were sitting strong at $305/mt for 2017/18 season wheat and $560/mt for canola, however, following trading sessions have put a halt on things, with prices backing off to $287/mt for wheat and $540/mt for canola.

Grain Market Briefing Sessions - Register Now!

Briefing sessions are a great way to collaborate and gain insights into the ever changing and dynamic grain markets, both on a local and international level. Some of the intricacies of the current grain markets will be explained and you will also have the opportunity to raise questions for group discussion.

Mallee Pulse - Grain Legume Options in the SA Mallee

Richard Saunders

Over the last 5-10 years we have seen farmers and their advisors experimenting with grain legume crops in the low rainfall Mallee. The reasons for this shift are:

Do you Know What our Crop to Market Service is?

Our Crop to Market service packages agronomy and our grain marketing service. Find out the benefits this service has provided to one of our clients.

Clear Employment Documents

Carlyn Sherriff

In the last few months, we have had a consistent theme around the HR enquiries received. Business owners are looking to formalise arrangements for existing or new employees.

Breeding Leadership Back Again in 2018

If you are passionate about your industry and want to develop your skills to make a difference in the future, this course is for you!

Staff Profile - Carlyn Sherriff

Position: Agribusiness Consultant

What does this mean (in a nutshell): I work with farmers and industry groups to assist them to improve their businesses. Working part time, I focus on HR services, Advisory Boards and industry projects (such as MLA Profitable Integration of Cropping and Livestock).

I started with Rural Directions on: January 2005

Favourite movie star: Always had a crush on James Dean

Ultimate travel destination: Given it’s cold and wintery in Clare at the moment…somewhere warm and sunny would be nice!

What’s your favourite beauty secret? Sleep - having 2 small children this is currently my golden rule

Do you have any phobia’s? Not keen on heights, particularly climbing ladders or similar

Life begins .... and ends with family

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