CROPPING

ABARES predicts "slightly below average" crop production

NATIONAL crop production is tipped to total 46.1 million tonnes this season after persistent dry conditions push yields to slightly below the 10-year average.

Staff Writer
 Harvest is wrapping up in most parts of the country. Picture of canola at GrainCorp in Elmore, Victoria, taken by GrainCorp COO Klaus Pamminger.

Harvest is wrapping up in most parts of the country. Picture of canola at GrainCorp in Elmore, Victoria, taken by GrainCorp COO Klaus Pamminger.

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) reports the gross value of production is also expected to fall by $12 billion with drier conditions impacting record-high...

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