The 2024/25 season is off to a patchy start, with varied rainfall across the country. Credit: Mark Saunders.

Variable rainfall delivers mixed start to the season

Some Australian cropping regions have been receiving good rainfall while others miss out.

20 May 2024

Canola could be in short supply, as key growing regions continue to battle dry conditions. Credit: Mark Saunders.

Canola plantings predicted to drop as demand grows

Dry conditions in key growing regions are threatening this season's canola planting area.

20 May 2024

Some areas of Western Australia received much-needed rainfall in March after a long hot, dry spell. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Seeding is underway in some regions across Australia

Growers in some areas of NSW, Victoria and WA have started seeding.

10 April 2024

 Lamb and mutton prices should rebound later this year, according to Rural Bank's latest outlook. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Lamb and mutton prices continue to soften

Lamb and mutton prices have slipped but Rural Bank expects them to pick up later in the year.

12 March 2024

 Eastern states growers have renewed confidence after recent rain boosted last season's yields and soil moisture for the year ahead. Picture Mark Saunders.

Rain renews confidence in eastern states

Things are looking up for farmers in the east, thanks to recent rain and solid global grain demand.

14 February 2024

 The sun is setting on 2023, which was a tough year for many farmers. Photo: Mark Saunders.

It's been a year!

That's a wrap on 2023.

20 December 2023

 Seasonal and trade conditions, along with economic headwinds, will determine the outlook for Australia Agriculture over the next six months, says Rural Bank. Picture Mark Saunders.

What's on the cards for 2024?

Rural Bank narrows down the challenges facing Australian agriculture into three key themes.

13 December 2023

 Rural Bank said lamb and beef prices are likely to remain fairly stable over the coming month. Picture Mark Saunders.

Livestock prices stabilise as demand improves

Lamb and cattle prices are expected to remain steady.

15 November 2023


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