How to tackle grain's biggest cost burden - a $2.1b freight fiasco

Andrew Marshall
Updated June 12 2024 - 9:40am, first published 6:00am
Bridges which are not fit for purpose are significant choke points for local road users and across the heavy vehicle freight network in Australia. Photo supplied.
Bridges which are not fit for purpose are significant choke points for local road users and across the heavy vehicle freight network in Australia. Photo supplied.

Forget fertiliser, fuel, or crop chemical costs - the grain industry's biggest annual production expense is the $2.1 billion task of moving the harvest from the paddock to port or domestic buyer.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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