Iso-baking during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown saw supermarket shelves empty of staples such as flour, rice and pasta. While farmers claimed there were adequate supplies, after two devastating winter crop harvests across New South Wales, many wondered if this were true.
With a promising seasonal break pointing towards an above-average winter harvest, will the east coast grains industry go from famine to feast?
While it may be good for domestic bakers, what will a spike in grain production mean for prices? And what’s the international outlook, with competition for wheat increasing, and trade tensions placing pressure on traditional markets?
NSW Farm Writers is continuing to keep you connected with important issues facing agriculture. Our August webinar features grains industry experts breaking down what they’re seeing over the horizon and what it could mean for farmers, farm businesses and the wider agricultural supply chain.