Rabobank confident planted hectares will not drop dramatically from its record May estimates

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
June 17 2022 - 5:00am
OPTIMISTIC: Cheryl Kalisch Gordon, Rabobank senior commodities analyst, believes Australia will still push close to record planting this season despite the big wet.

RABOBANK'S senior commodities analyst believes the buoyant pricing signals will mean Australian farmers push hard to get towards the bank's May forecast of a record plant in spite of the wet conditions casting a pall over sowing in NSW and Queensland.

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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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