Temperatures plummet but farmers happy with useful rain

Gregor Heard
June 25 2024 - 6:30am
It's been a dry and cold start to the cropping season for many in southern regions, but winter rain patterns are slowly starting to emerge. Photo by Gregor Heard.
It's been a dry and cold start to the cropping season for many in southern regions, but winter rain patterns are slowly starting to emerge. Photo by Gregor Heard.

South-eastern Australia has shivered through a cold June thus far with a number of centres recording their lowest maximums and minimums in over 20 years, but farmers have been pleased with light rain that has accompanied the cold fronts.

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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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