RNS403 Grains Farming and the Industry Systems

1. Select a grain crop and a particular end use which you are interested in and briefly outline the processing steps involved in converting the grain into the end product. Discuss the important quality parameters which the processor, end-user or consumer requires in the grain, including why these parameters are important.
2. Discuss the role the producer has in influencing these quality parameters.
3. As yet no formal Quality Assurance systems have been developed in Australia that has mainstream industry adoption. QA systems, in various forms, operate throughout the supply chain. Identify and discuss the alternative Quality Assurance systems which operate throughout the supply chain. Discuss which industry bodies are involved in setting grain standards and the additional regulators.