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Heavy Rains Hit Wheat and Canola Planting in Eastern Australia

Major cropping regions in some parts of eastern Australia are facing the prospect of reduced wheat and canola production after yet another bout of torrential rains. 

Growers in central New South Wales are assessing the damage to planting after the downpours -- the state’s fourth major flooding incident in 18 months. Many farmers are already significantly delayed, and it’s getting to a point where even if it stops raining, it’ll be too late to finish the intended planting program, according to Rabobank agricultural analyst Dennis Voznesenski.