seasonal outlook

Rabobank group executive for Country Banking Australia, Marcel van Doremaele said this quarter’s survey results reflected the “patchy” seasonal conditions that had been seen across different parts of Australia during autumn. Credit: Rabobank.

Mixed conditions dampen farmer confidence

Rabobank's latest Rural Confidence Survey found farmers are feeling less optimistic.

12 June 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

 Rabobank predicts a strong year ahead. Picture Mark Saunders.

Rabobank predicts a strong year for ag

Rabobank predicts a strong year for the Australian ag sector, but global challenges will continue.

02 February 2024

 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

 Tractor sales have dipped in September. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Tractor sales dive in September

Sliding demand drops spring tractor sales

20 October 2023

 Crop production predicted to drop by 24 per cent on last year's record season, says Rabobank. Picture Ben White.

Commodity prices may soften the blow of lower yields this season

Rabobank predicts are 24 per cent drop in crop production this season.

18 October 2023

 Rabobank group executive for Country Banking Australia, Marcel van Doremaele. Image courtesy Rabobank.

Farmer confidence improves marginally

Worries about commodity prices and input costs ease.

14 June 2023

 Winter crop production to fall from consecutive record highs. Photo courtesy DAFF.

Ag value predicted to drop by 14 per cent

Drier than normal conditions anticipated to impact production.

09 June 2023


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