Australian dry, Ukraine war key factors for grain markets

Gregor Heard
March 21 2023 - 11:00am
Andrew Whitelaw, co-founder of commodity analysts Episode 3, tells the Australian Summer Grains Conference that basis is likely to improve in line with a fall in Australian grain production. Photo by Gregor Heard.
Andrew Whitelaw, co-founder of commodity analysts Episode 3, tells the Australian Summer Grains Conference that basis is likely to improve in line with a fall in Australian grain production. Photo by Gregor Heard.

THE AUSTRALIAN grains industry is looking towards a season with lower local production in light of the end of three consecutive La Nina weather events and associated wet seasons.

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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