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Drought bites in the east as ABARES forecasts 12pc cut to grain production

A rough winter for grain growers on the east coast has led the Australian government commodity forecaster, ABARES, to predict a 12 per cent drop in winter grain production from last year's total.

Released this morning, the latest crop report is tipping winter production — including wheat, barley, canola, pulses and oats, among others — to yield 33.2 million tonnes.

Overall, the harvest is nine per cent below the 20-year average.

 

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(ABC NEWS 11/09/18)