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  • Improving harvester set-up ‘money in the bank’: grower
    Business Management, 25 Aug 2021
    Improving harvester set-up ‘money in the bank’: grower

    GRDC will offer a series of free harvester forum workshops across WA designed to help growers to reduce grain losses and improve profitability.

  • Project management a valuable farm business skill
    Business Management, 23 Aug 2021
    Project management a valuable farm business skill

    Logistics and planning expert Stephen MacPherson believes the secret to success, whether in farming or the corporate world, lies with better understanding the principles of project planning and operations management. Taking part in a recent GRDC Farm Business Update webinar, Mr MacPherson outlined the way he would like more growers to think and approach their businesses, with the likely consequences for better yield outcomes, business efficiencies and profits.

  • Above-average harvest a chance to reset business goals
    Business Management, 05 Jun 2021
    Above-average harvest a chance to reset business goals

    Above-average incomes from the record 2020 harvest have provided an excellent opportunity for growers to reassess their business goals and investments, according to farm business adviser Paul Blackshaw. Mr Blackshaw told a GRDC Farm Business Update that 2020 was the best year many growers had experienced in a long time.

  • Changing supplier logistics puts pressure on crop input planning
    Business Management, 01 Jun 2021
    Changing supplier logistics puts pressure on crop input planning

    With international trade disputes and the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the supply of crop inputs in many areas, advisers are finding they need to reiterate the importance of forward planning.

  • The benefits of building a business case
    Business Management, 29 Apr 2021
    The benefits of building a business case

    Central to the success of key farm decision-making is the requirement to prepare a business case to back new directions or investments. Birchip grower Tim McClelland has to get approval from a farm management board for big-ticket purchases.

  • Machinery decisions start with the maths
    Business Management, 04 Mar 2021
    Machinery decisions start with the maths

    A simple Excel spreadsheet is a useful tool to calculate the return on assets before investing in machinery

  • Survey sheds light on machinery costs
    Business Management, 19 Feb 2021
    Survey sheds light on machinery costs

    A national survey has shed light on how much money growers spend on machinery-related expenses

  • Report reveals common safety issues
    Business Management, 01 Feb 2021
    Report reveals common safety issues

    New work, health and safety profiling has provided a multi-sector overview of the hazards common to different agricultural sectors and evidence-based recommendations to guide future collaborative research, development and extension investments with the best chance of success

  • GRDC brings management insights to the land
    Business Management, 27 Jan 2021
    GRDC brings management insights to the land

    Western Australian grain growers are encouraged to register early for the upcoming Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Updates at Esperance, Goomalling and Williams.

  • Put safety first this harvest, urges experienced grain grower
    Business Management, 10 Nov 2020
    Put safety first this harvest, urges experienced grain grower

    NSW grain grower Roy Hamilton is urging his industry colleagues to take extra care with workplace health and safety this harvest.

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