Industry leaders have supported the concept of a fodder stocks database to provide a clearer pricing signal, but not all favour the move.
The planting window for summer crops is closed in southern Queensland but some will take a punt and plant dual purpose grain / fodder crops.
The January rain through the northern cropping belt may have been too late for a summer plant but it will boost subsoil moisture profiles.
The impact of the freak hail storm that destroyed valuable experiments in CSIRO glasshouses in Canberra will be felt for years to come.
Brazil becomes the world leader in soybeans, a new appointment in the breeding world and French unrest over logistics.
It has rained in parts of the north meaning farmers have the welcome task of spraying to conserve moisture, but they need to take care.
Many parts of Australia can thank their above average January rainfall at least in part to a strong phase of the Madden Julian Oscillation.