ABARES flags big year for grain growers

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated June 9 2021 - 2:41am, first published 2:00am
There has been a big plant in NSW this season, with this farmer at Gunnedah busily putting the crop in. Photo: Terri-Lea Hubbard.

THE TYPICALLY conservative Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences has come out with a large number in its initial crop forecast for the year.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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