Some areas have begun watering; other areas have begun to drag tractors through to open the ground. The wet was what we needed and has been received thankfully.
The Paradise dam overflow has been the most photographed event in a long time. Controversy still follows the fish-way, turtle kills etc.
Peanuts have started to come off. No doubt the recent storm activity has growers jittery about whether to pull ’em up or wait. Soybean is showing browning off so the headers will be gathering.
The coal ship grounding off Gladstone should be followed closely and an account of damage and cost extracted from the Queensland government. This is in our Region and farmers will need to ensure damage done is attributed to those who cause it and that it does not set off a chain reaction of environmental panic.
Overall, the reduction of pressure caused by the good rainfall is making the southern end look good.
And thank you again all those who made the Conference. Your participation has reminded people in related industries and services that ACFA members are a thinking and proactive group of people who don’t just wait for someone else to fix their problems. It was a damn good show.
Southern Region Director