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Signs show it may be a record year for canola | The Land



As we approach the Anzac Day holiday this weekend, many farmers across the state are taking advantage of fantastic planting conditions for early-sown crops.

These include grazing wheat and barley and, of course, the traditional early-sown crop – canola.

Seeding this year has presented a few challenges, ranging from mice pressure in the northern parts of New South Wales, to variable moisture across the central and southern regions of the state since the March flooding.

But the available subsoil moisture and price signals for these early crops are largely encouraging farmers right throughout the state to feel optimistic as they get planting.

Canola is a particular highlight this season.

Pricing for this crop is at historically high levels and…

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