Whopper faba bean harvest but prices crash

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated December 16 2020 - 11:26pm, first published December 15 2020 - 10:00pm
This year's faba bean crop has been excellent for many growers in the Wimmera and south-eastern South Australia. Photo: Gregor Heard.

NEAR perfect conditions in Australia's faba bean heartland in western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia have meant the nation is set to grow a monster crop this season.

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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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