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Charles Brett, who has grain farms in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, is focused on producing high-protein wheat targeted to Asian market needs... "Last year we had prolonged cold weather, which caused the chickpeas to abort six to seven positions, and when the temperature warmed it became very hot very quickly, resulting in a limited window to finish the crop," Charles says... Charles and Fiona's son Hamish, 25, recently returned to the farm to run the business, freeing Charles to increase the time he devotes to off-farm interests, an investment he hopes will deliver tangible benefits to local growers and the broader grain-growing community...
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