No supercycle in grains but opportunities abound

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
August 17 2021 - 8:30pm
RAINBOW ROAD: Farmers are hoping this season, which has huge yield potential combined with high prices, delivers a pot of gold come harvest.

THE AUSTRALIAN grains industry is on the cusp of enjoying what may end up be its most lucrative year on record if current prices and yield estimates hold firm but industry participants and commentators are stopping short of describing the current climate as a 'supercycle'.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.