ABARES ratchets up forecasts

Gregor Heard
September 9 2020 - 11:00am
Crops across Australia are generally in good health in present which has led ABARES to make a bold forecast in terms of total production.
Crops across Australia are generally in good health in present which has led ABARES to make a bold forecast in terms of total production.

THE GRAINS industry was expecting an upward revision to production estimates in the most recent Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) crop report but the forecaster has surprised with the extent of the lift.

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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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