The following map and table shouldn’t go together.
Australia is a dry continent. When we have a dry season, food production is significantly hampered.
At least, that’s what history has told us. But today’s farmers have learnt from the past. They have collaborated on the development of new tools, techniques and technologies.
2019 is breaking water use efficiency numbers never seen before. I’m talking to farmer this harvest pulling off barley crops achieving >18kg/mm of yearly rainfall, and canola >9kg/mm. Incredible numbers that would not have been thought possible a decade ago.
Discussions about glyphosate must include this going forward.
Farmers in WA are expected to pay around $270million in taxes this year, which must be discussed when talking about removing some of their water use efficiency and sustainability tools.
Keep getting better, and smarter.
Well done, and thank you for your contribution.