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Piles of harvested wheat are covered with plastic sheets near the depot for GrainCorp, Australia’s largest listed bulk grain handler, located in the New South Wales town of Burren Junction, in this file photo.

Australia hopes for ‘magnificent’ wheat crop in pandemic economy

Farmers Down Under are buying equipment in anticipation of a big harvest

Reuters – Just months after rains broke Australia’s crippling three-year drought, fields of grain have sprung to life, lifting forecasts for a bumper wheat harvest and reviving the beaten-up agricultural sector through roaring tractor sales and increased lending. The mid-season crops in some of the country’s major eastern grain-growing areas are as lush as some