Perfect harvest conditions along east coast
After difficult times of drought, bushfire and production price corrections, Australian farmers are finally seeing a break with a magnificent harvest.
Southern New South Wales
Headers are continuing to march south, advancing into central New South Wales with only a few late crops to be harvested north of the boarder. Most growers are currently happy with their production, reporting it to be strong and better than expected grain quality.
These New South Wales growers are now concentrating their efforts on delivered markets, as export demand in alternative destinations continue to develop.
Queensland and northern New South Wales
Those who sowed their crops earlier of barley and wheat in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales have been actively engaged through October and have taken hold of early demand and built good marketing averages. These averages they will use to hang the remainder of their sales programs through quarters two and three. The focus for them is now on the outcome of the long awaited summer break.
Agriculture in COVID-19 recovery
All in all, farmers in these parts of the country are finding things better than in previous years. The northerner’s are delighted with the season and the more southern farmers are enjoying the rewards that a series of forced fallow years are currently bringing.
The coronavirus recession will rely on a strong agricultural response for a positive rebound in Australia. The agricultural industry has a huge market share in the country and we are greatly thankful for the hard work of our farmers. Expanding food and agri-tech exports to help speed up our economic recovery and remain globally competitive is crucial for Aussies to strengthen our economy through agricultural exports. Find out more about how Australian farmers need to act to assist in a faster economic recovery here.
Information resources: theland.com.au