East coast prepares for grain storage squeeze

Gregor Heard
Updated November 2 2021 - 6:53pm, first published 5:30pm
GrainCorp has constructed new storage at sites such as Coonamble, pictured, to help handle what is expected to be a monster crop in the region this year.
GrainCorp has constructed new storage at sites such as Coonamble, pictured, to help handle what is expected to be a monster crop in the region this year.

FACING successive massive harvests, large carryover and the prospect of big tracts of crop ripening at the same time bulk handler GrainCorp remains confident it will be able to handle the east coast crop in a timely manner.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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