Glencore has confirmed it has approached Bunge regarding a potential takeover.
A Wimmera farmer has been rewarded for sticking with chickpeas after some lean years with fantastic returns last harvest.
The GRDC has finalised its long-running restructure, with more jobs to move to its regional offices .
Farmers growing chickpeas will have to monitor soil-borne diseases such as sclerotinia and phytophthora this year.
Farmers may be planning a record chickpea plant, but researchers are concerned about mutating pathogens of the devastating disease ascochyta blight.