Moratorium a “precautionary principle”: visiting expert
13 August 2019
South Australian farmers have been missing out on the opportunity to use globally-recognised technology in the form of genetically modified crops because of the state’s GM moratorium, according to a visiting expert who will speak at the GROWING SA Conference later this month.
Passage of Mining Bill ignores concerns from ag sector
4 July 2019
Grain Producers SA is extremely disappointed farmers will not have fairer land access provisions when faced with mineral exploration on their land.
GPSA to lead development of grain industry blueprint
26 June 2019
Grain Producers SA will lead the development of a Grain Industry Blueprint following an announcement by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone yesterday.
Next generation of SA ag leaders to boost skills with ELP
31 May 2019
Eight of the grain industry’s rising stars are set to boost their leadership skills as part of the first intake of Grain Producers SA’s newly-established Emerging Leaders Program.
Changes give GPSA a stronger voice for industry
30 May 2019
Members of Grain Producers SA have voted in favour of amendments to the organisation’s constitution at a Special General Meeting held this afternoon (Thursday 30 May).
PPSA commodity groups reiterate call for mining review
10 April 2019
Primary Producers SA and two of its commodity group members in Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA have responded to news that reform to SA’s Mining Act has stalled by again calling for an independent review to be commissioned.
Funding welcomed, but blueprint needed
5 April 2019
Grain Producers SA has welcomed today’s announcement by the State Government that it will allocate $25.6 million to upgrading roads on the lower Eyre Peninsula, following the release of the Eyre Peninsula Freight Study.
Select Committee report a win for farmers: GPSA
4 April 2019
Grain Producers SA has welcomed today’s release of the report into the Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill 2018 by a Parliamentary Select Committee.
GPSA calls for more investment in EP roads
26 February 2019
Grain Producers SA is calling for increased investment in the Eyre Peninsula road network following today’s announcement that Viterra would be transitioning to road-only transport of grain as of June 2019.
Grain Producers SA welcomes release of GM review
20 February 2019
Grain Producers SA has welcomed today’s release of the independent review of South Australia’s moratorium on the cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops report.
New program helps primary producers to better understand Chain of Responsibility
8 January 2019
The Chain of Responsibility framework, including recent changes, will be explained in easy-to-understand terms at a series of free workshops across South Australia, starting later this month.
GPSA reinforces commitment to harvest code
29 November 2018
Grain Producers SA has today reinforced its commitment to the South Australian Grain Harvesting Code of Practice amid member concerns that proposed legislative changes to regulate harvest activities will penalise them for a decade of good harvesting practice and prudent risk management.
Growers encouraged to ask ‘how well do you Know Your Code?’
18 October 2018
Grain Producers SA is calling on grain growers across the state to ask themselves how well they know the Grain Harvesting Code of Practice ahead of the 2018-19 harvest.
Grain Producers SA welcomes GM review
14 September 2018
Grain Producers SA has today welcomed announcement by the State Government of an independent review into cultivation of genetically modified crops in South Australia.
New directors appointed to GPSA Board
14 September 2018
Two new directors have been appointed to the Board of Grain Producers SA following the organisation’s annual general meeting held in conjunction with the Growing SA Conference at Hahndorf today.
GROWING SA to highlight policy impacts on-farm
29 May 2018
South Australia’s only forum to debate grains and livestock advocacy, research and farm business issues is back.
New campaign targets best practice spray application
10 May 2018
Grain Producers SA has today launched a new campaign encouraging growers to maximise the effectiveness of spray applications while minimising any unforeseen crop protection risks.
Caroline Rhodes appointed as GPSA CEO
4 April 2018
The Board of Grain Producers SA has appointed experienced grain industry specialist Caroline Rhodes as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting this week.
GM moratorium delivers no premiums to SA
6 March 2018
Independent analysis has demonstrated beyond any doubt that there are no premiums being delivered to the majority of South Australian farmers because of the state’s status as free of genetically modified crops.
GPSA welcomes Mid North weather station funding
19 February 2018
Grain Producers SA welcomes last week’s announcement from the State Government that it will fund a pilot network of state-of-the-art automatic weather stations at 40 locations across the Mid North.