Traders are bidding up big at South Australian sites on the national rail network to secure grain for end-users in inland New South Wales, where the drought-reduced harvest is tearing south at a rapid rate.
Viterra takes in 258,059t as South Australian harvest cranks up
GrainCorp is shedding 50 jobs in eastern Australia to help the company better cope with the financial stresses and reduced throughput caused by the drought.
Heatwave conditions across the New South Wales/Queensland cropping belt have triggered fire alerts for winter crop harvesters in the south and forced a pause in some summer cropping activities in the north.
Contract grain harvesters facing a dire shortage of winter crop harvest work across drought-affected eastern Australia are calling for an income support package to tide them over exceptional seasons such as this.
Western Australian grain handler, CBH, has taken in 348,590 tonnes so far as the state’s 2018 harvest gets off to a late start.
Numerous transport companies in Victoria and New South Wales are sending trucks to Western Australia to help out with its harvest in light of reduced yields and area in the drought-hit eastern states.
This week sees the welcome start to Western Australia’s 2018 harvest shown here in pictures from CBH.
Australia’s winter-crop harvest is under way in Central Queensland amid uncertain prospects for yields which highlight lack of moisture and frost damage in many areas.
After proposed changes to the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) were forecasted by Main Roads WA, the effectiveness and the future of the scheme was uncertain.