Grain crops hammered by hail

Gregor Heard
Updated November 15 2016 - 9:21pm, first published 9:18pm
A series of super cell storms caused havoc in eastern South Australia and north-western Victoria last Friday.
A series of super cell storms caused havoc in eastern South Australia and north-western Victoria last Friday.

FARMERS throughout South Australia and north-western Victoria are faced with crop losses tallying in the tens of thousands of tonnes after a freak series of hail storms ripped through the region on Friday.

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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