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Australia: ABB Grain Ltd announced on March 8 that local grain growers now have easier access to advice on grain marketing issues following the appointment of Marn Thompson as ABB Grain Ltd’s local field officer. “Grain marketing is becoming an increasingly complex area of the grains industry and my aim is to assist growers in working out which of ABB’s products best suit their various needs,” Ms Thompson said.
“Aside from accumulating and trading a vast array of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and other products, ABB also has a range of other services, such as fertiliser distribution, that are available to growers. I hope to bring more awareness of these facets of the company to the growers of Moree and its surrounding area.
“With my background in farming I understand the need for timely, relevant information to be available, and also the benefit of having someone to talk to not only about local issues, but also about how international factors relate back to growers on an local level. I am looking forward to providing this vital link between NSW growers and ABB.”
National accumulation manager Andrew Hannon is pleased to welcome Ms Thompson to the ABB team. “Coming from the North Star – Moree area, Ms Thompson has a great understanding of what growers in this region require and will be able to apply her local knowledge to assist growers in the best possible manner,” Mr Hannon said. “Her knowledge will not only benefit growers, but will benefit ABB itself by having someone situated in the region that knows the area well and can handle queries promptly and with a local perspective.”
Mr Hannon said that Ms Thompson’s six years of experience in the cotton industry in both NSW and Queensland was a bonus for ABB, as the company continued building on its trading activities which included cottonseed. “We also look forward to Ms Thompson playing an important role in ABB’s accumulation of sorghum in northern NSW – an area that has grown substantially within ABB since this time last year, and with the 2005 sorghum harvest now well underway, an area we hope will continue to strengthen.”
09 March, 2005