Low winter rainfall part of long-term pattern

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated July 18 2019 - 11:26pm, first published 10:00am
The Yass Valley is part of a number of areas with markedly lower than average winter rainfall this year, this photo from last week showing only a bare minimum of green pick for cattle even though it is already mid-July.

THIS year's below average winter rainfall is part of a 20-year long trend towards lowe winter rainfall in the areas that depend on it most.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten 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. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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