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Bumper crop: Australian farm production hits record high after drought




Tuesday March 02, 2021

Australia’s farm production has been forecast to soar to a record high on the back of a remarkable turnaround from a crippling drought.

Vanstone Produce managing director Justin Vanstone on his familys farm near Gatton. (Photo: Ausveg)

The federal government’s agriculture forecaster ABARES predicts production will reach almost $66 billion in 2020/21.

The latest figures, to be released at ABARES’ annual outlook conference on Tuesday, show the industry is defying the pandemic and seeing off the effects of consecutive poor seasons.

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