Serious Stuff In Western Australia

Farmers in Western Australia have got so fed up with low grain prices and lack of rain that their winter sowings this year will be 10% down "if we're lucky" according to this report: here.

They're predicting a grain crop for Australia's largest producing state well below ABARE's estimate of 12 MMT.

The final paragraph sums it up: "If anyone is doing any more sowing, it is for soil conservation purposes on the sand plains to stop it blowing."