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National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
The first new strain of the wheat disease stripe rust for seven years was identified last year in samples from Victoria.
Seed banks across the globe provide a backbone for world agriculture, allowing access to a diverse range of genetic material.
Australian wild relatives of cultivated crops could feature in commercial varieties in as little as ten years.
They are the scourge of Aussie croppers, but the humble snail is also big business due to growing global demand for snail meat.
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It sounds fanciful, but could hay from WA's remote Ord River region be road freighted to Katherine and then railed to southern centres?
Bayer will be required to divest its seeds business, including a canola breeding centre in Horsham, as part of its purchase of Monsanto.
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- John Nicoletti has listed his entire WA farming portfolio for sale, with the hope of fetching up to $85m.
- Gunnedah welcomes its share of state budget funding.
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