Australia’s third-driest May on record has compounded the misery facing many of the nation’s farmers, with the window for winter plantings closing fast.
- Peter Hannam
- The Canberra Times
Projections by Rabobank released on Friday indicate 21.6 million hectares of winter crop will be planted this year. While down 2 per cent on the previous year, the drop in Queensland and NSW will be much more severe at 11 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.
The so-called autumn break of 25-30 millimetres of timely rain that farmers in southern Australia often bank on was…