Across the district rice harvest is getting underway.
We farm in the Riverina, southern NSW which is where rice is predominantly grown within Australia. We have many rice farmers around us but we don’t actually grow rice on our farm because our soil types are not suitable; rice requires clay based soil and we have sandy loam soils that are instead perfect for growing lucerne (alfalfa).
Our climate makes it ideal for the production of high quality medium grain rice. Australian growers produce more rice per hectare than anywhere else in the world with 50% less water than the global average.