Some late changes to barley plant on the cards

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
May 20 2020 - 2:00am
Barley area is expected to drop this year but it is not all to do with Chinese tariffs.

ALTHOUGH the timing of the announcement of Chinese barley tariffs meant rotational change was difficult for some growers, the cropping industry is predicting a smaller Aussie barley crop this year.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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