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Fields of green and gold - the outlook for NSW grains industry

Webinar: Friday 14 August, 12:30pm
Iso-baking during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown saw supermarket shelves empty of staples such as flour, rice and pasta. While farmers claimed there were adequate supplies, after two devastating winter crop harvests across New South Wales, many wondered if this were true.
With a promising seasonal break pointing towards an above-average winter harvest, will the east coast grains industry go from famine to feast? 
While it may be good for domestic bakers, what will a spike in grain production mean for prices? And what’s the international outlook, with competition for wheat increasing, and trade tensions placing pressure on traditional markets? 
NSW Farm Writers is continuing to keep you connected with important issues facing agriculture. Our August webinar features grains industry experts breaking down what they’re seeing over the horizon and what it could mean for farmers, farm businesses and the wider agricultural supply chain.
Our presenters are:
Robert Spurway – Managing Director & CEO, Graincorp
Cheryl Kalisch Gordon - Senior Grains & Oilseeds Analyst, Rabobank
John Minogue - Agricultural consultant and mixed broadacre farmer
Date: Friday 14 August 2020
Time: 12:30pm (the webinar will be open 10 minutes before the start time)
Platform: Zoom – a unique link will be sent to your email upon registration
Cost: Free
For any questions, contact bookings@nswfarmwriters.org.au 
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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Friday July 24: The power of plants - the outlook for NSW horticulture. In this panel session, three industry experts answered your questions on whether the horticultural sector can remain resilient to the challenges it is facing for the rest of 2020 and beyond. Our presenters were: Matt Brand, CEO of Hort Innovation, Gerard Sippel, Head of Vegetable Seeds at Syngenta and Sally Murfet, Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspire AG. Click here for the video. 

Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.


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