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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Beef, Sheep & lambs, Cropping, Weather, Commodities

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 8 March 2017, rainfall was mostly recorded across northern and eastern Australia.
  • During the week ending 7 March 2017, maximum and minimum temperatures were generally above average for most of Australia.
  • Short term severe rainfall deficiencies have started to re-emerge in south-eastern Queensland.
  • According to the APLC, locust populations declined to low densities in most regions during February 2017.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased by 305 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 9 March 2017.
  • ABARES forecasts the gross value of Australian farm production to increase by 8.3 per cent in 2016–17 to a record $63.8 billion.



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