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Winter Crop down 41% on last year

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 06, 2017

GrainGrowers has noted ABARES' December Crop Report clearly highlights the seasonal challenges that plague Australian grain growers.

Released today, ABARES Crop Report estimates total winter crop production at 35.1 million tonnes, down 41 per cent from the record 59.5 million tonnes crop produced in 2016/17. Wheat production is forecast at 20.3 million tonnes, down from 35.0 million tonnes in 2017/18, and the smallest national wheat crop since 2007/08.  

GrainGrowers Trade and Economics Manager, Luke Mathews, said that the 2017 winter cropping season had been particularly challenging for many of Australia’s grain growers.

“Different challenges have affected different farmers ...
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