While ANZ's Head of Agribusiness Mark Bennett says Australia is heading towards its second largest grain crop ever, that's not the story for many Central Highlands growers, Richard Daniels included.
Australia's barley sector is looking to diversify its export markets and has its sights set on the African nation of Ethiopia as one potential option.
The 2021 cotton season in FNQ has officially wrapped up, but there is already forecasts for production to double in 2022.
SA farmer Stephen Ball has stepped down from the Grain Producers Australia board meaning there is a vacancy for a southern director.
The grains industry is worried COVID-19 policy such as vaccine mandates and disrupted cross border mvoements could upset a busy harvest.
Returns in grain legumes are sky-high but farmers are more than happy to stick with vetch hay as a legume phase.