ABARES Outlook 2020: Cotton can only go up from here

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated March 5 2020 - 2:23am, first published March 3 2020 - 7:00am
Australia will experience a rebound to more normal cotton production with the return of average rainfall according to ABARES.

THE AUSTRALIAN Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has said the only way is up for the Australian cotton sector after it released estimates that this season's crop was likely to be just 13 per cent of what was harvested in 2017-18 before the drought took hold of cotton producing regions in Queensland and NSW.

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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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