Western Australia Having 'Wonderful' Season

07/09/11 -- Just as I am reading about the potential for Western Australia to have "well above average" yields this year, what lands in my inbox but these pictures from my mate Bill Crabtree Down Under.

Bill farms in the Geraldton area of WA and says that they are "having a wonderful season" and he certainly seems to have the pictures to prove it.

Elsewhere today the state's Department of Agriculture is forecasting above average rainfall through to the end of October, and it is they who are predicting yields of well above average.

Wheat production in the state slumped to just 4.7 MMT last season, but looks could rebound to as high as 8.4 MMT this year, according to some recent reports - that would be an increase of more than three quarters.