Headline harvest numbers do not tell full story of downgrades, supply chain issues in grain sector

Gregor Heard
December 22 2022 - 3:00pm
It has been a tough slog for growers getting their grain into the bulk handling system, with a degraded road network a key problem. Photo: Gregor Heard.
It has been a tough slog for growers getting their grain into the bulk handling system, with a degraded road network a key problem. Photo: Gregor Heard.

FARMER lobby groups are warning that while this year's winter crop figures make good reading at a glance, with the national crop set to be close to the largest ever, on the ground the situation is not as rosy.

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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