Rain opens gate to mungbean price lift

By Ruth Caskey
Updated September 22 2015 - 8:43am, first published January 22 2015 - 5:00pm
Brothers Mick and James Hockey, “Springfield”, Springridge, are taking advantage of late rain to grow a summer-sown mungbean crop. At the current prices of around $1200 a tonne they felt it was too good to pass up. Mick Hockey is pictured in the emerging crop with his dog Lilly.

A COMBINATION of strong prices and solid rainfall in December and early January has prompted more croppers to plant mungbeans as an opportunity crop.

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