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Andrew Whitelaw

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Banning GM crops provides a premium in South Australia……..

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 18 November 2019

South Australia is the only major crop producing area in Australia which does not allow the commercial production of GM crops. We were tasked by the industry with answering the question:

”Does the GM moratorium, provide a premium price to South Australian farmers?”

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Topics: Grain market / grain price

Grain Trade Insolvency - a real danger?

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 17 July 2019

In recent weeks Lempriere Grain went into administration, taking with it debts of A$18.8m. This is not the first grain company to fold and will not be the last.

We felt like it was an opportune time to revisit counterparty risk in light of recent industry rumours of a number of grain traders at risk.

Is counterparty risk a major issue, and how can you protect against it?

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Topics: Grain market / grain price, Agriculture

Commodity Conversation Recap

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 23 April 2019

The Commodity Conversations podcast has been running for the past month and we think they are great to listen to when in the tractor or on the commute.

In this update we provide you with a recap of our recent episodes.

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What to look out for in 2019 - Grain

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 11 January 2019

In this series of blog articles, we’re taking a look back at the year that was for agricultural commodities and provide our insight for the year ahead.

This installment highlights 2018’s key movements in grain markets and what to keep your eye on in 2019.

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Topics: Grain market / grain price, agricultural industry

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