The second edition of Grain Producer profiled the record 2016-17 harvest in South Australia of 11.1 million tonnes as well as some of the key initiatives and key issues facing the sector.

Feature stories include:

  • Farming future at risk: Eyre Peninsula grain growers Leon and Georgina Veitch feel like they are living in a nightmare that will never end. They are just one of the farmers in SA grappling with what it means for their family, business and community when exploration and mining comes to their town.
  • Australian-first campaign promotes clean grain: Grain industry stakeholders in South Australia are encouraging growers to begin their harvest preparation before seeding gets underway to preserve grain quality all year-round.
  • Grain donations roll in: An innovative grain donation program is gaining momentum in South Australia, helping to provide pasta and breakfast cereal to hungry families across the nation.
  • Producers assess the year that was: Grain producers across South Australia have spent the summer reviewing 2016 crop and financial performance before making decisions on what to sow in the year ahead.

Grain Producer is available as an online book, which can also be downloaded or printed.

Watch how mining exploration has impacted Leon and Georgina Veitch's farm business at Warramboo.