The western Victorian
town of Nhill has supplied more grain to one of the country's largest handlers
than all of Queensland combined.
With a population of
about 2,000 people, GrainCorp's receival site at Nhill has brought in more than
150,000 tonnes, compared to almost 108,000 tonnes in all of Queensland.
The company's final
harvest report reveals drought conditions continue to decimate grain figures on
the eastern seaboard, while farmers in Victoria's west have experienced a good
Brett Wheaton farms
26 kilometres north west of Nhill and supplies some of his yields to GrainCorp.
He said grower
confidence in Victoria's far west was increasing.
"We have had a
fantastic season compared to others, and considering on my property we have had
frost, a lack of rain and a few other issues, you'd have to say most farmers
would be pretty happy with how it has ended up," he said.
Mr Wheaton sits on
the Nhill Growers Committee and said they had estimated for up to 90,000 tonnes
of grain to be supplied to the Nhill site.
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ABC News 17 January 2019