The latest edition of Glencore Agriculture’s magazine AgriBusiness has been delivered to growers
The October edition highlights the company’s focus on quality, food safety and geographic advantage to connect Australian growers with export markets this season, in order to remain competitive globally with other high-production regions.
While Australia’s production outlook is sitting below average for 2017/18, global forecasts are expected to yield the second-largest crop ever.
This is why food safety and quality management is critically important to connect commodities with end-user markets.
Many importing countries have tightened their food safety requirements with low or nil tolerances for chemical residue or pests. As outlined in the magazine, the whole industry needs to work together on market access issues.
Work needs to continue on biosecurity measures and research and development, while growers need to be increasingly vigilant in adhering to chemical labels, managing pests and keeping vehicles free of contaminants.
The innovative farming practices of the Buchanan family are also highlighted in the magazine’s Farm Profile. Readers can gain an insight into the Buchanans’ cropping program, tillage practices, herbicide regimes, harvesting routine, marketing approach and much more.
Growers are diversifying even more these days with South Australians looking to pulses to make up their crop rotations, while other regions look to cotton or maize.
Glencore Agriculture is active in all of these markets and has strong relationships across the supply chain to help connect growers with over 30 destination markets worldwide.