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Growers aim for profitability and sustainability in 2009 season

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For the fourth year, Ground Cover begins the winter cereals season with its series featuring the experiences of six grain growers from across Australia... Cropping of canola, barley, oats and lucerne has increased over recent years to comprise about half their farmed land, with 3400 Merino ewes run on the balance [Photo (left): Brad Wooldridge].. Long-term goals: To keep increasing our capital at seven per_cent per_annum to get better economies of scale; to increase carbon storage by planting trees and native grasses on land we cannot use; to set up the property to run without me so that we can purchase and build up another property in a different climate and spread our risk and give us another challenge...