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AWB today welcomed the latest Roy Morgan Research survey showing majority support for the AWB National Pool in key wheat export regions such as Western Australia.
The AWB General Manager National Pool, David Johnson, said the survey showed 53% of Western Australian wheat farmers plan to sell their wheat this year to the AWB National Pool.
“We are very pleased that the survey shows the majority of wheat produced in Australia this year will be by Western Australian wheat growers and that a majority of WA wheat farmers plan to deliver to the AWB National Pool”, Mr Johnson said.
“Australian wheat growers, including a majority of wheat growers in WA, have already signed pre-harvest contracts of 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to the AWB National Pool and additional tonnage is starting to flow into the National Pool now that harvest has commenced.
“We have significant commitments from growers in South Australia as well, so the Pool is actually well supported in that State.
“Growers in the eastern states are more likely to sell for cash, which is a normal drought response given the increased domestic grain demand, so the survey reports are consistent with what the industry would anticipate in those regions.”
Note for editors – The Roy Morgan Research survey was commissioned by the Grains Policy Institute Pty Ltd. ASIC records show that the Grains Policy Institute was registered on the 27th August 2007 and has two shareholders – GrainCorp Operations Limited and Co-Operative Bulk Handling Ltd – and that officers of GrainCorp and CBH are Directors of The Grains Policy Institute.
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