Australia: Grain and Feed Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   AS2021-0014

Grain production in Australia is set for a second consecutive big year of production after two years of drought. For the winter crops, wheat area is forecast to slightly increase in MY 2021/22 and barley area is expected to decrease a little. In the April to June planting and early growth period for wheat and barley, rainfall has overall been very good across the growing regions. The rainfall forecasts for July to September for all winter crop growing regions is very favorable with expectations for above average rainfall. If realized, this will set the crops up for well above average yields. For the summer crops, sorghum production in MY 2021/22 is forecast to rise slightly while rice is forecast for a large boost in production.

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